Two police officers who were blocked for several hours in a house in Philadelphia, where the shooter barricaded himself, got out, the city police said on Thursday.
“Two police officers who were in the house with the shooter were successfully evacuated by the police special forces. The suspect is still armed and is inside,” the police said on Twitter.
Earlier it was reported that two law enforcement officers were blocked in the building, but the details were unknown. According to Fox News, the police were on the second floor. Now only the suspect is left in the building.
Update: 2 PPD Officers who were in house with shooter have been safely evacuated by PPD SWAT. Suspect is still armed and inside house. Continue to avoid the area.
— Eric Gripp (@PPDEricGripp) August 15, 2019
There was a shooting incident in Northern Philadelphia. Police and special forces arrived at the scene. One suspect detained, another remains in the building. The police conducted an operation to detain drug dealers. It was also reported that six police officers were wounded in the shootout; their lives are not in danger.