Monday, October 5, 2015

SWAT team ends standoff with shooting suspect in W. Philly

UPDATE: The situation has been resolved and the SWAT team has been recalled. Stay tuned for updates.

SWAT team ends standoff with shooting suspect in W. Philly

Inquirer staff writer Sam Wood reports:

UPDATE: The situation has been resolved and the SWAT team has been recalled. Stay tuned for updates.

A SWAT team has surrounded a house in West Philadelphia where a man wanted in a shooting has holed up, possibly with a cache of hand grenades.
The standoff began about 12:30 p.m. on the unit block of Salford Street following a shooting several blocks away on the 7500 block of  Lansdown Ave.
A woman was allegedly shot by the man several times, struck in the chest, back and arm. She is in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
A police spokeswoman did not know if man lives in the Salford Street rowhouse.  Police at the scene were told that there were live grenades in the house.

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