6 officers shot in Philly; 2 LEOs in building with gunman freed

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Post by NHGF [Feed] » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:12 pm

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Associated Press UPDATE 6:49 p.m. (PST): Police say two officers who were in a building with a gunman barricaded inside a northern Philadelphia home have been "safely evacuated" by a police SWAT team. Sgt. Eric Gripp said shortly after 9:30 p.m. that the suspect was "still armed and inside" the house. There was no immediate word on how the officers were freed. Earlier, six officers were struck by gunfire but were in stable condition and others were injured responding to the scene. Commissioner Richard Ross said officers were serving a narcotics warrant at the home and had already entered when gunfire erupted. Ross said the gunman fired multiple rounds and officers returned fire. He said many "had to escape through windows and doors to get (away) from a barrage of bullets." Ross said officers had been calling the gunman and trying to communicate with him with a bullhorn, but he had not responded. Original story below. PHILADELPHIA – Police say an hourslong standoff with a gunman barricaded inside a northern Philadelphia home is continuing into the night as the shooter ignores officers. Commissioner Richard Ross said during a Wednesday night news conference the "very volatile" situation is still unfolding. Six officers were struck. All are in stable condition. Ross said other officers were injured responding to the scene. Ross said officers were serving a narcotics warrant at the home and had already entered when gunfire erupted. Ross said the gunman fired multiple rounds and officers returned fire. He said many "had to escape through windows and doors to get (away) from a barrage of bullets." Two officers remained inside the home, but Ross says he believes they are OK. Ross said officers have been calling the gunman and he has picked up but did not speak to them. This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates. #Philadelphia live #police officer injured during #shooting #cop #us pic.twitter.com/O93Gfs6E6i — Serbian Team UN SC 1244 ???? (@SerbianTeam) August 14, 2019 NBC25/FOX66 Breaking News - NBC News reports an active shooter situation in Philadelphia where police were shot at in a North Philly neighborhood. According to CBS3, at least four officers have been rushed to the hospital. (CNN, KYW video) pic.twitter.com/v8XC7pi2z7 — Bill Harris (@BillHarrisTV) August 14, 2019 Breaking: Five police officers have now been shot during an active shooting incident in Northern Philadelphia. (Via @CBSPhilly) pic.twitter.com/fr54uiYrZ1 — PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) August 14, 2019



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