The Newest: Police grateful for no accidents after standoff


PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Newest on the standoff in Philadelphia that injured six law enforcement officials (all occasions native):

7 a.m.

Philadelphia’s police commissioner says he’s shocked the gunman who wounded six officers surrendered after he barricaded himself in a house for hours.

Richard Ross says the gunman talked about he had an intensive legal historical past as he tried to barter his give up on a cellphone.

The commissioner says he doesn’t consider the gunman knew two law enforcement officials have been trapped upstairs within the residence together with three civilians.



He says the tear gasoline in the end precipitated the gunman to come back out early Thursday. The gunman was taken to a hospital for analysis after which positioned into custody.

His identify has not been launched.

The capturing began Wednesday when gunfire erupted within the residence as officers have been serving a narcotics warrant.

The six officers who have been shot have been launched from hospitals.

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12:15 a.m.

Authorities say a gunman who barricaded himself for hours inside a Philadelphia residence, capturing at and wounding six officers, is in police custody.

Philadelphia police Sgt. Eric Gripp stated early Thursday morning that the person was taken in custody after an hourslong standoff with police.

The capturing began round four:30 p.m. Wednesday. Officers have been serving a narcotics warrant at a house and had already entered when gunfire erupted. The gunman and police exchanged gunfire for hours.

Six officers have been shot, however have been launched from hospitals. Two officers had been trapped in the home throughout the standoff however have been safely evacuated.

A heavy police presence was within the neighborhood for hours with companies, together with day care facilities, on lockdown and roads closed.

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