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New York Post columnist: Public ‘too quick to damn masculinity’ because of ‘mutation’ of #MeToo, feminism

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The public is often too quick to criticize classic masculine traits while ignoring their “chivalrous” actions in tense situations, according to Miranda Devine.

In her recent New York Post column, Devine laid out cases in which the “noble side” of masculinity is often glossed over, as the writer told Dana Perino Friday on “The Daily Briefing.”

“I think we so quick to damn masculinity, and unfortunately, this sort of offshoot fo the feminism movement, this sort of mutation of the #MeToo movement, has conspired to tell boys and young men that their masculinity, their very essence, is somehow toxic — is malign and diseased,” she said.

“Every time we have these stories of mayhem and bloodshed … you see men rushing in to save the weak, to save women, save children.”

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In her column, the Australian columnist pointed to brave actions by men during a recent stabbing attack in Sydney and the actions of a bouncer during the Dayton, Ohio, shooting.

She said the bouncer, Jeremy Ganger, stood “at a door and ushered everyone in, and he was injured in the process but he protected others.” Ganger suffered a leg wound in the attack.

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In Australia on Tuesday, a 21-year-old man allegedly stabbed a 24-year-old woman to death, then went on a public rampage before being confronted by a group of civilians.

Those who intervened pinned him to the ground with a milk crate until authorities were able to arrest him. New South Wales Police Superintendent Gavin Wood said it appeared that the attack was unprovoked.

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In her Post column, Devine described the phenomenon of men rushing toward danger as, “the chivalry instinct.”

“We always are quick to point to the dark side of masculinity when violence is committed, but too often we overlook the feats of bravery by men who combat it,” she wrote.

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.

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Pennsylvania couple accused of faking baby’s birth, death to collect cash and gifts

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A Pennsylvania couple who reportedly set up a GoFundMe page asking for donations in the wake of their newborn son’s death are now being accused by police of faking the child’s entire existence as part of a ruse to collect cash and gifts from their friends, family and community.

Geoffrey and Kaycee Lang, of Friedens, were hit with misdemeanor theft charges in Westmoreland and Somerset counties this week after police searched their home and found a doll that resembled the infant seen in photos the couple says was of their son, Easton, WTAE reported, citing court documents.

“I don’t know what their motive was – to hurt your family and everybody? It’s just sick,” Cynthia Dilascio, a friend who organized a baby shower for the couple in May and later reported them to police, told the station.

Photographs of the couple showed them opening gifts at the shower, but Dilascio says Kaycee, 23, vanished around seven months into her pregnancy, claiming she was on bed rest.

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Court documents viewed by WTAE say the couple then claimed Easton died on July 3 from respiratory distress syndrome shortly after being born at Conemaugh Health System in Johnstown, yet police couldn’t find any records of the mother or child at that facility or coroner’s office.

Dilascio also said she called the funeral home where the couple claimed the child was cremated – only to be told there was no account in the family’s name.

“I couldn’t go. I knew that this was fake,” she told WTAE when asked about the memorial service that apparently was held for Easton. “I couldn’t go and sit and watch this go on, and know the truth.”

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A Facebook profile purportedly belonging to Geoffrey Lang then posted a link on July 7 to a GoFundMe page set up for Easton.

“Please keep my wife and I in your thoughts and prayer. Our son Easton was born with fluid in his lungs and passed away a few hours after he was born,” the post read. “We would greatly appreciate if as many of you guys could share this and if u are stable enough to do so is donate also to help pay for the funeral expenses and medical bills.”

An obituary also was published in Easton’s name, claiming the child “weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz, and was 17 inches long.

“Easton’s parents were blessed with just a little over 5 hours before he went to his heavenly home at 8:20 am,” it read. “Easton experienced holding hands and hugs and kisses with his mommy and daddy and being told uncountable number of ‘I love yous.’”

GoFundMe said the page raised 15 donations totaling $550 – but the site says those donations will now be returned.

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“This type of behavior is not tolerated on GoFundMe,” the website said in a statement to WTAE. “We will fully cooperate with law enforcement officials during their investigation and we will issue full refunds to all donors.”

The couple is set to appear in court in October.

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Boxing champion charged for letting pet cougar escape Florida home, officials say

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A heavyweight boxing champion was charged with allowing his pet cougar to escape from his Florida home earlier this year, officials said this week.

Tyrone Spong, 33, was charged with 20 misdemeanor offenses, including keeping the cougar without a permit, allowing it to escape and not providing some kind of stimulation for the animal, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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“Mr. Spong kept an extremely dangerous class 1 cougar which ultimately escaped and was loose in a residential neighborhood during daylight hours while school was not in session during New Year’s Day 2019 resulting in threats to the public safety,” the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a report.

Spong is the World Boxing Organization Latino Heavyweight Champion. He also held titles in Glory and It’s Showtime kickboxing.

Each of the charges carries a maximum $500 fine and 60 up days in jail.

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In early January, residents of Parkland, Fla., spotted what was initially believed to be a panther in a resident’s driveway. The animal, which was found with a collar, was tranquilized.

The animal was believed to be about six months old and weighed between 50 and 60 pounds at the time, according to FOX13 News. Analysis later revealed it was a captive-bred cougar and not the traditional panther usually found in south Florida.

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The animal is now being housed in a licensed facility.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Georgia girl, 5, receives ‘medal of bravery’ for fending off mother’s knife-wielding attacker

A 5-year-old Georgia girl received a “medal of bravery” from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday after jumping on the back of a family member who allegedly was stabbing her mother.

“Ariana’s actions likely saved the life of her mother,” Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds wrote on social media Thursday afternoon of Ariana Mills, according to the Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News.

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Tyler Wayne Holloway pleaded guilty Thursday to stabbing his stepsister.  (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office)

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Tyler Wayne Holloway, accused of stabbing his stepsister Carissa Mills in the neck, head and back, pleaded guilty but mentally ill Thursday to aggravated assault charges, the Ledger-News reported.

He fled after the 5-year-old jumped on his back, the report said.

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He could face 31 years in prison with his plea deal, the Ledger-News reported.

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Georgia girl, 5, receives ‘medal of bravery’ for fending off mother’s knife-wielding attacker

A 5-year-old Georgia girl received a “medal of bravery” from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday after jumping on the back of a family member who allegedly was stabbing her mother.

“Ariana’s actions likely saved the life of her mother,” Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds wrote on social media Thursday afternoon of Ariana Mills, according to the Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News.

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Tyler Wayne Holloway pleaded guilty Thursday to stabbing his stepsister.  (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office)

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Tyler Wayne Holloway, accused of stabbing his stepsister Carissa Mills in the neck, head and back, pleaded guilty but mentally ill Thursday to aggravated assault charges, the Ledger-News reported.

He fled after the 5-year-old jumped on his back, the report said.

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He could face 31 years in prison with his plea deal, the Ledger-News reported.

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Missouri man says Walmart weapons incident was ‘not a hate-inspired act’: report

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The self-described Second Amendment advocate who authorities say walked into a Walmart store in Missouri last week, wearing body armor and carrying loaded weapons, reportedly admits his timing was bad given the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

But Dmitriy Andreychenko, 20, of Springfield, said he doesn’t regret the alleged actions.

“I just want people to know there was no evil to what I did,”  Andreychenko told Springfield’s KYTV-TV. “This was not a hate-inspired act. This was purely innocent — the timing was just so off. I would never want to hurt anyone.”

“I just want people to know there was no evil to what I did. This was not a hate-inspired act. This was purely innocent — the timing was just so off. I would never want to hurt anyone.”

— Dmitriy Andreychenko, facing charges in Walmart incident

Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson said Andreychenko has been charged with making a terrorist threat in the second degree.

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Andreychenko was accused of bringing weapons into the Walmart store Aug. 8, prompting a store manager to pull a fire alarm and send customers running. But an armed off-duty firefighter was able to detain Andreychenko until police officers arrived, Springfield police said.

Andreychenko was carrying loaded tactical weapons, according to reports. He was arrested at the scene and taken into custody.

The incident came five days after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, that resulted in 22 deaths. The next day, another shooter killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, in an unrelated episode that has heightened discussions about gun control legislation and firearms safety.

“The gun was holstered. I never touched it after putting it on,” Andreychenko said.

Andreychenko told KYTV he called the Walmart store before he showed up with a gun to make sure it was allowed and said he was told he could.

The probable-cause statement quoted Andreychenko as saying he “wanted to know if Walmart honored the Second Amendment.”

Since January 2017, Missouri has not required a permit to carry a firearm, whether openly or concealed, for those age 19 or older, as long as the firearm is not displayed in a threatening manner.

On Aug. 8, Andreychenko had started recording himself with his cellphone while still in the parking lot of the Springfield Walmart. He got the body armor from the trunk of his car before grabbing a shopping cart and walked into the store, the probable cause statement said. No shots were fired.

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“Missouri protects the right of people to open-carry a firearm, but that does not allow an individual to act in a reckless and criminal manner endangering other citizens,” Patterson said in a statement.

“Missouri protects the right of people to open-carry a firearm, but that does not allow an individual to act in a reckless and criminal manner endangering other citizens.”

— Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson

Patterson said he was thankful nobody was injured at the store, but said a Battlefield police Officer and citizen were injured in a vehicle collision as the officer responded to the Walmart.

Walmart issued a statement Aug. 9 that praised law enforcement for stopping the incident from escalating. It said Andreychenko was no longer welcome in its stores.

The Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said, “A person commits the crime of making a terrorist threat in the second degree when he recklessly disregards the risk of causing the evacuation of any portion of a building and knowingly communicates an express or implied threat to cause an incident or condition involving danger to life or knowingly causes a false belief or fear that an incident has occurred or that a condition exists involving danger to life.”

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Andreychenko would face up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 if convicted of the felony charge of making a terrorist threat in the second degree, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Fox News’ Bradford Betz and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Intruder shot and killed at Anderson Air Force Base in Guam after stabbing, attacking base security

An intruder was shot and killed at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam on Thursday after crashing a car into barriers there, evading authorities for hours, and later attacking and stabbing a Defense Department Security Forces member while being apprehended, the base said.

The unidentified gate runner was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:52 a.m. local time while being medically treated, Anderson Air Force Base said in a statement on Facebook.

“While apprehending a suspect, our defenders were compelled to use lethal force for their own defense, resulting in the death of the suspect,” 36th Wing Cmdr. Brig. Gen. Gentry Boswell said. “We value the importance of every life and are thankful for the courage our defenders display in the safe conduct of their duties protecting our personnel and families.”

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The suspect had been involved in a high-speed car chase and attempted to flee on foot while evading Guam police on Wednesday night.

The suspect crashed into base barriers at 7:35 p.m. on Wednesday and attempted to escape in the jungle before being located by the security forces team and local police the next morning, the base said.

“At approximately 6:35 a.m. local time, the search for the suspect involved in a high-speed police chase last night with Guam Police Department ended when he was located by a team of security forces members here,” the base said in another statement on Facebook. “The individual crashed into the barriers on Andersen AFB and attempted to flee on foot.”

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Four B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron arrive at Andersen AFB, Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

“During apprehension, the suspect responded aggressively and stabbed a Department of Defense civilian security forces member,” the base reported. “The suspect was subsequently shot by base security during the altercation.”

The base initially reported that the suspect was transported to a civilian hospital.

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“Our top priority is to ensure the safety of Team Andersen, our service members and families,” Boswell said. “We are proud of our partnerships in place and for the swift actions taken by our security forces members in conjunction with local law enforcement.”

The base had been put on lockdown earlier Thursday,  around 4 a.m. local time, as the manhunt continued.

“Andersen AFB is in a base-wide lockdown. All base personnel implement lockdown procedures and immediately take shelter,” the base said in a Facebook post. “Remain indoors and keep all entryways locked. This is not an exercise!”

The base reported that the suspect was spotted on base at 6:35 a.m. local time, and “36th Security Forces Squadron initiated base lockdown procedures and began the search for the suspect” along with the Guam police.

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An investigation into the episode was ongoing.

The 36th Wing has been the host unit at Anderson Air Force Base. The 36th Operations Group, 36th Mission Support Group, 36th Maintenance Group, 36th Medical Group and 36th Contingency Response Group made up the Wing.

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Airmen of the 36th Wing, and Marines of the Aircraft Group 12 from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, work together to store aircraft inside the hangars at Andersen Air Base, Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexnadre Montes)

Its mission statement, according to the Air Force: “To provide a U.S.-based lethal warfighting platform for the employment, deployment, reception, and throughput of air and space forces in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Guam is a U.S. territory in the Western Pacific, located 3,950 miles west of Hawaii. It is east of the Philippines and about 2,000 miles from the South China Sea.

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Philadelphia police shooting suspect has ‘extensive’ criminal history, commissioner says

The man accused of opening fire on Philadelphia police officers, wounding six and triggering an hours-long standoff that stretched into the night, has been arrested at least a dozen times since turning 18 — a rap sheet the city’s top cop described as an “extensive” criminal history.

With his hands in the air and a police light illuminating his every movement, alleged gunman Maurice Hill, 36, surrendered to authorities just after midnight Thursday, exiting the north Philadelphia neighborhood home he’d barricaded himself in.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, who said he spent hours Wednesday negotiating with Hill over the phone, said the situation that unfolded “could have been far worse.”

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Maurice Hill surrendered to authorities just after midnight after the shooting and hours-long standoff. (Philadelphia Police Department/Bill Trenwith via AP)

“I am surprised he came out because he was indicating to some that he wasn’t going to do that and that he was not going back,” to prison, Ross told reporters early Thursday regarding some of Hill’s alleged statements. “Many of you have found out about his history. It’s very significant. In fact, he told me on the phone, he used the word ‘extensive,’ he had an extensive criminal history and that he knew the system. This is why he was making the outlandish demands he was making.”

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Court documents obtained by FOX29 show Hill’s lengthy criminal history, including a least a dozen arrests since he turned 18.

The 36-year-old has been in and out of prison since 2002 after convictions for such crimes as illegal possession of guns and aggravated assault, according to the documents obtained by FOX29.

In 2013, Hill was convicted of perjury and was sentenced to seven months of probation. Records obtained by FOX29 also showed dozens of serious charges over the years that were later withdrawn in court.

Hill also spent time in federal prison, pleading guilty to federal firearms violations in 2008 after he was caught with a Smith & Wesson .357 and a Taurus PT .45 semiautomatic, according to court records obtained by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Prior felony convictions should have kept him from owning those weapons, and a federal judge sentenced him to four years and seven months in prison, the Inquirer reported.

Hill’s former attorney Shaka Johnson, who represented the 36-year-old in a number of previous cases over the past five years that were mostly of a drug-related nature, told FOX29 he answered the phone at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday and heard Hill on the other end. Johnson said early Thursday that Hill’s first words on the phone were, “I need help.”

“They’re going to kill me. They’re going to kill me,” Johnson recalled Hill saying over the phone.

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A police officer patrols the block near a house as they investigate an active shooting situation, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in the Nicetown neighborhood of Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke))

Johnson, who is a former SWAT officer, said his former client was concerned about his own safety, but also about the wellbeing of his family — including a newborn daughter. Johnson said the police commissioner gave him 30 minutes to convince his former client to surrender peacefully.

“Mr. Hill and I talked about this. They don’t typically, in scenarios like this, take black defendants into custody.  This is what he and I talked about on the phone,” Johnson told FOX29. “I said, ‘My man, this is looking pretty grave for you. The world is watching. That may be one of the things giving police some pause because the world is watching. Use this time wisely.’”

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The shooting started around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday after officers had entered a home to serve a narcotics warrant. The gunman and police traded shots for hours.

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Philadelphia police stage as they respond to an active shooting situation, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in the Nicetown neighborhood of Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Six officers were shot, but have been released from hospitals. Two officers had been trapped in the house during the standoff but were safely evacuated. Ross said Thursday morning he does not believe the gunman knew two police officers were trapped upstairs in the home along with three civilians.

In addition to the phone call with the attorney, the city’s top cop said that the tear gas ultimately caused the gunman to come out early Thursday. The gunman was taken to a hospital for evaluation and then placed into custody.

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The shooting caused Temple University to lock down part of its campus, and several children and staff members were trapped for some time in a nearby daycare. Police have not yet announced formal charges against Hill in Wednesday’s shooting.

President Trump, who was briefed on the shooting, tweeted Thursday morning the shooter “should have never been on the streets.”

“He had a long and very dangerous criminal record. Looked like he was having a good time after his capture, and after wounding so many police,” the president said. “Long sentence – must get much tougher on street crime!”

Fox News’ Danielle Wallace and Vandana Rambaran and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Iowa driver leads authorities on chase, claims car she was driving was stolen: police

An Iowa woman allegedly fleeing a traffic stop called authorities to report her car had been stolen — but she had been driving it all along.

Rachel Thornburg, 20, was speeding Tuesday on a highway in Clinton, a city roughly 85 miles east of Cedar Rapids, officials said, and a deputy tried to stop her.

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The driver fled, went through a red light, and led police on a chase, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

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Rachel Thornburg, 20, allegedly told authorities her car was stolen — but it turns out she was driving it all along. (Clinton County Sheriff’s Office)

During that chase, the sheriff’s office received a call from Thornburg claiming she left her keys in her car, and that it had been stolen. The vehicle, she said, was a 1998 grey Buick Century — the same car the deputy was pursuing.

Thornburg allegedly drove into neighboring Scott County, where police tried and failed to use Stop Sticks — a device used to deflate tires. Iowa State Patrol, however, had better luck with the device, and was able to stop the pursuit less than an hour later.

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Authorities took the driver into custody and identified her as the caller who reported her own car missing while leading police on a multi-county chase.

Thornburg was charged with eluding, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, and speeding.

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Philadelphia standoff: Police dispatch audio reveals tense moments during hours-long ordeal

Dramatic audio from police dispatchers reveals how two officers became trapped and six others were wounded as gunfire rang out during an hours-long standoff that turned one residential Philadelphia neighborhood upside down Wednesday.

Several officers with the Narcotics Strike Force were serving a warrant at the multifamily home — in connection with what may have been a drug-related offense — when things “went awry almost immediately,” and the shooter opened fire, police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. said.

“We’ve got several shot officers. We’ve got an officer down. They’re still getting shot – shots fired,” a female dispatcher said shortly after the gunfire began around 4:30 p.m.

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“We’ve got several shot officers. We’ve got an officer down. They’re still getting shot – shots fired.” 

— Philadelphia police dispatcher

Several officers had entered the home and made their way to the rear of the property when a gunman, armed with an AK-47 rifle and several pistols, began to open fire. Some officers jumped out of windows to escape the barrage of bullets but two officers were trapped inside on the second floor.

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Officers gather for crowd control near a massive police presence set up outside a house as they investigate an active shooting situation, in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Associated Press)

“I got an officer shot at this location in the leg!” one officer yelled to a police dispatcher.  “They’re saying the shooter is in the kitchen. We’ve got an officer down. Radio: I want Erie Avenue shut down – right now,” another dispatcher said, Philadelphia’s FOX 29 reported.

“I got an officer shot at this location in the leg! They’re saying the shooter is in the kitchen. We’ve got an officer down.”

— Police officer calling in to dispatcher

Dozens of officers responded in patrol cars. Six officers total were wounded in the gunfire and were rushed to local hospitals where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and later released. Police blocked off the streets around the scene. At least two other officers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries related to automobile accidents that resulted in the commotion to get to the scene.

Two officers barricaded

While most officers made it out of the home initially, two officers were barricaded in separate rooms on the second floor as the gunman on the first floor shot through the ceiling and outside widows at officers below.

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“Be advised. We’re still pinned down inside this location,” one of the officers said over radio around 5 p.m. “The male is inside the kitchen shooting upward and forward to the opposition of the police.”

“Be advised. We’re still pinned down inside this location. The male is inside the kitchen shooting upward and forward to the opposition of the police.”

— Officer heard on police radio

One officer was trapped in a back bedroom with a male and a female hostage. Another officer was trapped in a bathroom with a male hostage. The hostages had already been handcuffed by police at the time the shooting began.

“How you doing inside?” a police commander asked an officer inside, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. “I got full ammo, ready to go,” the officer radioed back.

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Authorities stand outside a house as they investigate an active shooting situation, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in the Nicetown neighborhood of Philadelphia. (Associated Press)

SWAT and hostage negotiators were called in. The two officers and three hostages managed to escape without being harmed with the help of the SWAT team around 10 p.m. as the standoff continued. Police eventually rescued four more women who were trapped on the second floor amid the gunfire.

Daycare center on lockdown

Hundreds of rounds of gunfire could be heard throughout the afternoon. A nearby daycare was placed under lockdown until law enforcement could evacuate 58 children and adults from the building, the Inquirer reported.

“We had to stay calm and collected, and get the children calm,” one daycare worker said.  “I’m just happy I got my daughter,” Shere Calhoun said as she caressed her 8-year-old’s head. “I didn’t want her to be a victim.”

“We had to stay calm and collected, and get the children calm. … I’m just happy I got my daughter. … I didn’t want her to be a victim.”

— Shere Calhoun, parent of 8-year-old

Police called in two city buses to hold the children whose parents had not arrived yet as the shootout continued blocks away. Temple University also placed its health and science campus, which includes the hospital, on lockdown.

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“Calm down, calm down,” an officer yelled as a parent ran down the block. “The kids are safe.”

Law enforcement tried to communicate with the suspect both over loudspeaker and on the phone to difuse the situation. The suspect’s girlfriend facilitated communication during the first call. A second three-way call transpired with the suspect, his attorney and police to urge the suspect he would not be hurt if he surrendered. After almost an eight-hour-long ordeal, the suspect surrendered to authorities just after midnight Thursday, exiting the residence with his hands in the air and with a police light shining on him, surrounded by a cloud of tear gas.

The Philadelphia Police Department didn’t officially released the name of the suspect, but unnamed police sources told the Inquirer that he was Maurice Hill, 36, of Philadelphia. Hill has a long criminal record, including several gun-related convictions and has been arrested for attempted murder and resisting arrest, the newspaper reported, citing court records.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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