Philadelphia Police standoff
An heavily armed man open fire and so wounded six officers in north Philadelphia Standoff.
He surrendered after an eight-hour deadlock with the police.
The gunfire began Wednesday afternoon just while police was serving narcotic warrants.
Responses Concerning the Turmoil
“It’s nothing short of a miracle because we don’t have multiple officers killed today,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. said Wednesday night.
According to Shaka Johnson “There was four-way conversation between Mr. Hill, Commissioner Ross, Mr. Krasner, and myself, trying to figure out a way to do this where there were no further injuries, and I certainly did not want my client to be injured as he was taken into custody, I could sense that he was panicking and trying to figure out, how do I get out of this situation alive.” He told Action News in an interview, following Hill’s surrender.
Trump tweeted “looked like he was having a good time after his capture, and after wounding so many police.”
The Nice town neighborhood, witness a large police presence because of the unrest.
One male shooter remained inside the residence as a result of the incidence, in what police called an active situation.
According to Philadelphia Police Department:
Police have no idea what kind of weapon the gunman was firing.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney in response said, the suspect has a criminal history.
There was an evacuation of area residences and businesses by the police.
A Neighbour’s Response:
“Tonight is another reminder of the selfless sacrifice of our law enforcement officers. We are praying for a peaceful resolution and the full recovery of all those injured,” said Wolf.
hotsteppers is glad that Philadelphia standoff was curtailed and justice will be served to the man behind the shootout.