UPDATE 3 - Six Philadelphia Police Officers Shot, Gunman Refuses To Come Out
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 15th August, 2019) Six Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) officers have been shot and taken to hospitals while the suspect remains armed and refuses to leave a building, authorities have said.
"Suspect is still firing. SIX (6) PPD Officers shot - at area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Additional officers also receiving treatment for non-gunshot injuries. Continue to avoid area. Situation is active and ongoing," Gripp said on Wednesday.
Hostage negotiators have arrived on the scene, according to Fox News.
Earlier, Gripp said the shooting situation was ongoing on 3700 15th Street, which is located in the neighborhood of Nicetown in north Philadelphia.
Gripp said the officers are attempting to communicate with the shooter, "imploring him to surrender and avoid further injuries."