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15 Aug 2019 | 01:46 AM UTC

US: Active shooter situation ongoing in Philadelphia August 14 /update 1

United States of America News Alert

Police successfully evacuate two officers from a house in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania state) where an active shooter is barricaded; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/15/2019, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION Philadelphia

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Event

An active shooter situation is ongoing in a residential area of northern Philadelphia (Pennsylvania state) as of 21:40 (local time) on Wednesday, August 14. According to police officials, the suspected shooter remains barricaded in a house on the 3700 block of North 15th Street. Two officers who were in the house with the shooter were successfully evacuated from the building around 21:35. At least six officers have suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Authorities are continuing to attempt to communicate with the suspect to resolve the situation peacefully.

A heightened security presence is expected in the abovementioned area over the coming hours. Further details are still emerging. Avoid the affected area.  

Advice

Individuals in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania state) are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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