Philadelphia gunman in custody after hours-long standoff

Posted at 11:01 PM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 02:01:52-04

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities say a gunman who barricaded himself for hours inside a Philadelphia home, shooting at and wounding six officers, is in police custody.

Philadelphia police Sgt. Eric Gripp said early Thursday morning that the man was taken into custody after an hours long standoff with police.

The shooting started around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Officers were serving a narcotics warrant at a home and had already entered when gunfire erupted.

The gunman and police exchanged gunfire for hours.