PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a gunman who barricaded himself for hours inside a Philadelphia home, shooting at and wounding six officers, is in police custody.
Philadelphia police Sgt. Eric Gripp said early Thursday morning that the man was taken in custody after an hourslong standoff with police.
The shooting started around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Officers were serving a narcotics warrant at a home and had already entered when gunfire erupted. The gunman and police exchanged gunfire for hours.
Six officers were shot, but have been released from hospitals. Two officers had been trapped in the house during the standoff but were safely evacuated.
A heavy police presence was in the neighborhood for hours with businesses, including day care centers, on lockdown and roads closed.
UPDATE (ABC) — Six Philadelphia police officers have been shot by at least one gunman who authorities say is firing at them in an ongoing shooting incident, according to the police department.
Police cars were seen speeding toward the scene in the North Philadelphia neighborhood of Tioga-Nicetown as armored vehicles and police in tactical gear converged on a street.
The suspect barricaded himself inside a building on 15th Street, police sources told ABC News.
About a dozen officers were seen taking cover behind cars as other officials surrounded a home with guns drawn.
PHILADELPHIA — Authorities say several Philadelphia police officers have been shot in an “active and ongoing” shooting situation in the city.
Sgt. Eric Gripp tweeted there was at least one suspect firing at police officers Wednesday afternoon.
A police spokesman confirmed the shooting in the Nicetown section of the city.
Temple University tweeted that it has locked down its Health Sciences Center Campus.
Video shows a massive police presence with dozens of police cars and officers, many of them with guns drawn.
One officer appeared injured and was taken away in a police car. Video also showed two other officers carrying a man and putting them in the back of a car.
It’s unknown if any officers have been shot.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says numerous agents are responding to the scene to assist Philadelphia police.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.