8-hour standoff in North Philly, 6 Officers Shot

Police officers serving a narcotics warrant in the Nicetown-Tioga part of town Wednesday afternoon. During the serving of that warrant the suspect fired multiple rounds, injuring officers and taking some of them hostage and barricading himself. He traded gunfire with officers outside, bullets ricocheted on the pavement, sending them crouching behind police cars. The suspect was in custody nearly eight hours later. Police announced his arrest in a tweet shortly after midnight: “We’re thankful. A little angry about someone having all that weaponry and all that firepower, but we’ll get to that another day,”

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