Man arrested after slashing in Center City hotel

Man accused of slashing another at Center City hotel

A 24-year-old man was arrested and charged with attempted murder and related offenses Saturday after he allegedly slashed another man with a razor inside the Embassy Suites hotel in Center City, police said.

Tyress Salmon, of the Bronx, is accused of stabbing another 24-year-old man inside a room of the hotel on the 1700 block of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, about 1 a.m.

The victim told officers that he had gotten into an argument with Salmon about one of them "not getting ready fast enough to go out to a club," a police report said. The report didn't say who wasn't ready.

The victim told police that he and Salmon then began fighting, and that Salmon slashed him across the neck with a razor, police said.

Medics transported the victim to Hahnemann University Hospital in stable condition.

Police said Salmon was taken into custody at the hotel. There were several witnesses to the incident, but they had fled before officers arrived, police said. - Julie Shaw
Kensington man arrested

after standoff

A Kensington man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly barged into his neighbors' house then barricaded himself in his own home, police said.

Antonio Burgos, 45, of the 3400 block of Crystal Street, was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, and criminal mischief, police said.

A 24-year-old woman who lives next door to Burgos told police that she heard gunshots outside her home about 2:50 a.m. and that Burgos then forced his way into her home through the back door with what appeared to be a gun in his hand.

Police said the woman screamed, then fled out her front door. Her husband, who had been outside, told police he went into their house and saw Burgos flee out their back door and return to his own house.

A police SWAT team was called in when Burgos barricaded himself inside his house. About an hour later, the SWAT team forced its way into Burgos' home and took him into custody without incident, police said.

No one was injured.

Burgos was not charged with any gun offenses. Police said no gun was found on him.

Police also are not certain whether he was the person who was reportedly firing shots on the block. - Julie Shaw

Body found in King of Prussia

Upper Merion police found the body of a man inside a vehicle in the parking lot of a Target store on DeKalb Pike in King of Prussia around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The man, 42 and of Norristown, had been reported missing earlier Saturday, police said.

There is "absolutely nothing suspicious" about the circumstances, said Upper Merion Police Lt. Michael Martin, declining to elaborate.

Authorities are expected to release more information as it becomes available.

- Caitlin McCabe