Philadelphia standoff ends with gunman’s arrest

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August 15, 2019 - 10:19 AM

Police officers respond to a shooting on Wednesday in Philadelphia. At least six police officers were reportedly wounded in an hours-long standoff. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An hourslong standoff where a gunman shot at police, wounding six of them, as he was barricaded inside a Philadelphia home somehow ended with no fatalities.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, who spent hours Wednesday negotiating with the gunman through the phone, said the situation that unfolded “could have been far worse.”

“This was a very dynamic situation, one that I hope we never see again,” he said Thursday outside the Philadelphia Police Department, which is in the process of investigating the scene.

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