Police Standoff With Gunman In Philadelphia Ends

Headline Roundup August 15th, 2019

After seven hours, a gunman surrendered early Thursday morning following a standoff with Philadelphia police. Six officers were wounded during the standoff, and some onlookers were soon taunting and throwing things at police.

Police Standoff With Gunman In Philadelphia Ends

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A suspect surrendered just after midnight after shooting six police officers in a north Philadelphia neighborhood Wednesday evening, igniting a standoff that dragged on for hours in what authorities called a hostage situation.

The suspect is Maurice Hill, a 36-year-old Philadelphia resident with a history of gun convictions, his former lawyer, Shaka Johnson, told The Washington Post. Philadelphia Police Sgt. Eric Gripp said on Twitter early Thursday that the suspect is in custody.

Johnson said he did not know Hill’s motive. He said Hill would likely face several charges from...

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Onlookers were seen taunting and throwing things at Philadelphia police Wednesday night amid a wild shootout and subsequent standoff that saw six cops wounded, and video posted online shows one woman shoving a police officer making his way to the scene.

Philadelphia’s KYW-TV reporter Alexandria Hoff described on Twitter Wednesday night how a crowd of people bordering the blocked off active shooter scene allegedly harassed officers.

"I mentioned this at 10 and since I was harassed during that live shot, I’ll mention it here, too," Hoff said on Twitter. "A...

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Throughout a seven-hour gun battle that turned a Philadelphia neighborhood into a war-zone and left six officers injured, the goal was "preservation of life," police commissioner Richard Ross said, explaining a day of intense gunfire and tear gas salvos before the gunman surrendered early Thursday.

At one point, with hundreds of officers pinned down by erratic gunfire, a SWAT team rescued two officers trapped upstairs with handcuffed prisoners in the north Philadelphia home.

In the end, the police tactics worked as the shooter, with his hands up, was driven...

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