Sunday, December 21, 2014

Cops: Man barricaded self in car in Fishtown

An armed man who barricaded himself in a car in Fishtown early this morning is believed to have been suicidal, according to police.

Cops: Man barricaded self in car in Fishtown

An armed man who barricaded himself in a car in Fishtown early this morning is believed to have been suicidal, according to police.

Around 6:50 a.m., officers were called to Sepviva Street near Berks where they found the man, whose name has not been released, with a gun inside of a vehicle, according to a police spokeswoman.

Sometime during the two hours it took police to take the man into custody, an officer on scene fired his or her weapon one time, but it's not clear why, the spokeswoman said. Nobody was injured by the gunfire.

The man was taken into custody around 9 a.m. and transported to the crisis unit at Temple University Hospital's Episcopal Campus.

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