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Man urinates on Starbucks cups, coffee filters, and in employee sink before fleeing the store, police say

Kinda makes you long for the days when people only dared to lick tubs of ice cream or spit into soda bottles.

Police in Pennsylvania are asking for the public’s help in apprehending a man who urinated all over a Starbucks inside the Target department store in Manheim Township before fleeing the scene.

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Officials say that during the incident, which took place at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, the man walked “behind the counter of the employee section, and urinated into a sink and onto several pieces of merchandise.” The public information officer at the Manheim Township Police Department confirmed to Fox News that the merchandise included several boxes filled with cups and coffee filters.

The suspect then fled the scene, but not before his image was captured by a surveillance camera.

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“Note the wet spot observable on the male’s shorts,” police wrote on their Crime Watch webpage. (Manheim Township Police Department)

Authorities shared an image of the suspect, asking the public to “note the wet spot observable on the male’s shorts.”

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Manheim Township police say the suspect had yet to be positively identified as of Tuesday morning, despite several tips. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Manheim Township Police Department at 717-569-6401 or submit a tip via the police department’s Crime Watch webpage.

A representative for Starbucks was not immediately available to comment.

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As horrendous as the suspect’s action sounds, it wouldn’t be the first incident this year of someone urinating where they really, really shouldn’t.

In July, a woman in Florida was arrested for allegedly spitting and touching the wares at an ice cream shop before urinating into a bucket. Later that month, a woman was seen urinating on the potatoes at a Walmart in Pennsylvania, though she subsequently turned herself in.

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IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist hospitalized after dramatic Pocono 5-car wreck

IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist was rushed to a hospital after he was involved in a dramatic five-car wreck soon after the start of a race at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania.

An ambulance took the Chip Ganassi Racing driver, who hails from Sweden, to the hospital after the wreck triggered by Takuma Sato on the first lap.

Sato, Ryan Hunter-Reay, James Hinchcliffe and Alexander Rossi were treated and released from the on-site medical center.

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Sato, the 2017 Indianapolis 500 winner, said he thought he was all clear as he tried to make an aggressive pass early in the race.

“I’m not really over-aggressive,” he said.

Rosenqvist’s injuries weren’t considered life-threatening.

IndyCar medical director Geoffrey Billows said Rosenqvist was walking and was expected to be fine.

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IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist was hospitalized after he was involved in a five-car wreck at Pocono. (Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images, File)

Rosenqvist, 27, has been in motorsports for over 10 years.

Rosenqvist first found a home in a single seater in Asia in 2008 before moving on to Europe as a driver in the Formula 3 feeder series, where he won 13 races and the championship in 2015.

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A year later, Rosenqvist found himself in the Indy Lights series, a step below Indy cars. Rosenqvist made a name for himself by winning three of the 10 events he started, and he made a crucial connection with the CGR team by testing for them at Mid-Ohio in 2016 and 2017.

Rosenqvist won a pair of races in Formula E a year ago before nabbing a highly coveted seat with Ganassi’s Indy program.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Little League World Series player shows how low a batter can go

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It may be the weirdest batting stance in baseball history.

A hitter on the team from Venezuela participating in this year’s Little League World Series in Pennsylvania may have crouched lower in the batter’s box than any player ever has.

ESPN video tweeted by MLB‘s Cut 4 website from Saturday afternoon’s game against Australia shows 12-year-old Deivis Ordonez nearly sitting on the ground as he takes a pitch for a strike in the fifth inning.

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Then on the very next pitch, Ordonez stood upright and bunted his way on base. Later, he showed off his dancing skills to the Williamsport crowd.

But his crouching style was so unorthodox that it has already been mimicked by social media sensation “Batting Stance Guy,” who imitates the stances of various ballplayers.

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As for Saturday’s game, Venezuela topped Australia 2-0.

The World Series continues Sunday with two international games and two games between U.S.-based teams.

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Suspect accused of shooting 6 Philadelphia cops during standoff charged with attempted murder

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The man accused of shooting six Philadelphia police officers during a seven-hour standoff on Wednesday has been charged with attempted murder, authorities said.

Maurice Hill, 36, faces multiple counts of attempted murder, assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault and reckless endangering, FOX 29 reported Saturday. Hill is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 5.

Hill began firing on officers on Wednesday as they were serving a narcotics warrant, a situation which Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross has said. “went awry almost immediately.”

Police say Hill fired more than 100 rounds throughout the course of the hours-long standoff, which ended early Thursday when Hill surrendered after police deployed tear gas. Ross has expressed amazement that the standoff ended with no deaths and no life-threatening injuries

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The six Philadelphia cops who were shot and wounded were taken to area hospitals and later released Wednesday night.

Hill has an extensive criminal record that includes multiple arrests in Philadelphia and adjacent Delaware County between 2001 and 2012, according to online records. His criminal convictions include assault, perjury, fleeing and eluding, escape and weapons offenses.

Hill served three stints in state prisons, with one of those coming on account of a probation violation. He was also sentenced to 55 months in federal prison term over a pair of convictions for being a felon in possession of firearms.

The suspect allegedly used a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun during the shooting, weapons authorities say he should not have been allowed to legally obtain due to his record..

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The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Four other men were charged with drug offenses in connection with the standoff; two were trapped in the house along with the gunman and two Philadelphia police officers.

The paper reported that Hill was arraigned via video conference. He sat with arms crossed and head down, responding “I guess” when asked whether he understood the charges.

“I am not an immediate danger,” he said after a prosecutor argued for denial of bail.

The shooting began around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when Hill allegedly opened fire on officers who were serving a warrant for his arrest.

The officers had to quickly flee the spray of bullets by escaping through windows and doors, Ross said.

Two officers remained trapped inside the house until about 9:30 p.m., along with three hostages. A SWAT team freed the officer and others, but Hill remained inside.

Hill’s lawyer, Shaka Johnson, said Hill called him during the standoff asking for help surrendering. Johnson then called Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, and they patched in both Hill and the police commissioner, according to Krasner.

Hill told Johnson he wanted to make it out alive to see his newborn daughter and teenage son again. Krasner told the Inquirer that when Hill asked what kind of punishment he would face, the district attorney responded “25 years.”

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“Then he said 20 and I said OK,” said Krasner, who explained to the paper that this apparent agreement was “bulls–t from the beginning.”

“I would have gone roller skating with the man if that would have gotten him out of there,” joked Krasner, who added that the suspect appeared to be intoxicated or under the influence of prescription drugs during the standoff.

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Pennsylvania white supremacist sentenced to two years in prison after urging ‘lone wolves’ to kill Jews

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A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to two years in federal prison Thursday for violating his probation by attempting to incite social media users to kill Jews.

Hardy Lloyd, 41, posted a social media message in April protesting the Pittsburgh City Council’s ban on assault weapons after the October mass shooting incident in which a gunman killed 11 worshipers at the Tree of Life synagogue.

“Anyone who supports such laws must be targeted, and their families murdered. Lone Wolves GET BUSY,” Lloyd wrote April 2, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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The next day, Lloyd furthered expressed his disdain for the three pieces of gun control legislation that would ban certain assault-style weapons and ammunition, urging others opposed to it to kill Jewish people in Squirrel Hill, where the previous attack had occurred, if the bill was not defeated.

“If not, well, disobey and kill, my Lone Wolves. Target: Jew Hill,” he wrote in an apparent reference to Squirrel Hill.

At the time of his posts, Lloyd was out on supervised release after he disrupted a vigil in suburban Mt. Lebanon, and U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab sentenced him to prison despite calls for leniency from his family and friends, according to the Post-Gazette.

Lloyd himself testified in court, claiming that he is mentally ill but was attempting to change by seeing a therapist.

“I’m not going to make excuses. I apologize for the anger, pain and confusion I’ve caused the community,” Lloyd said.

Defense attorney Patrick Livingston noted that his client has mild autism and had made “significant progress” through therapy sessions and had stopped making hateful remarks since April.

The 41-year-old’s father, Jon Lloyd, said: “There must be a balance between therapy and punishment. My son’s illness is as real as a broken bone or colon cancer.”

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Prosecutor Stephen Kaufman called on the judge to reject Lloyd’s bid for supervised release, noting the April posts marked the third time Lloyd had violated probation.

“Once again, we are here,” Kaufman said, according to CBS Pittsburgh. “This time with a disgusting threat of killing people in Squirrel Hill. Unimaginable. Less than 6 months after the Tree of Life assault when 11 people were slaughtered.”

Schwab acknowledged Lloyd’s autism but agreed with Kaufman that previous sentences of supervised release were unsuccessful since Lloyd continued to write online posts that showed “intent and advocacy for killing.”

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Daughters of Philly mayor, NJ city councilwoman arrested after late-night street brawl: police

The daughters of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and a New Jersey city councilwoman were arrested earlier this week after brawling on a bar-lined street at the Jersey shore, police said.

Authorities say the altercation between 25-year-old Nora Kenney of Philadelphia and 27-year-old Tara Tolomeo took place early on Aug. 11 in North Wildwood.

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Nora Kenney, left, and Tara Tolomeo, were charged with disorderly conduct after an alleged fight in a southern New Jersey City (City of North Wildwood)

Capt. John Stevenson told NJ Advance Media the two women were arrested around 1:40 a.m. after police caught them fighting in the city’s nightclub district.

The reasons for their alleged fight were unclear. Tolomeo’s mother, Kellyann Tolomeo, has served on North Wildwood’s city council since 2007, PhillyVoice reported.

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Tolomeo and Kenney were charged with disorderly conduct, which is punishable by fines, not jail time, NJ Advance Media reported, citing officials.

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The case is being handled by the Lower Township Municipal Court because of a potential conflict of interest with Tolomeo, Stevenson said. The women are expected back in court Aug. 22.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Authorities release names of 6 cops wounded in Philadelphia standoff

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Philadelphia Police Thursday identified the six officers who were wounded the day before in a harrowing shootout that lasted more than seven hours.

Joshua Burkitt, 26, a two-year veteran, was shot in the left hand. Michael Guinter, 32, a 12-year veteran, was shot in both arms. Shaun Parker, 32, an 11-year veteran, suffered a graze wound to the head. Nathaniel Harper, 43, a 19-year veteran, was shot in the left leg. Ryan Waltman, 42, a 12-year veteran, was shot in the right hand. Justin Matthews, 31, a 3-year veteran sustained a graze wound to the left leg.

All six officers were treated and released from local hospitals Wednesday night.

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The standoff began Wednesday when officers attempted to serve a drug warrant, and ended shortly after midnight Thursday when the suspect suffered after firing more than 100 rounds.

The suspect was identified by Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner as Maurice Hill, 36. Krasner said Hill had an extensive criminal history, including drug, gun and robbery charges. Krasner said Hill should not have been on the streets but stopped short of saying there was any specific failure by law enforcement.

“I think it’s fair to say the criminal justice system, imperfect as it is, did not stop this terrible incident,” he told reporters at a news conference Thursday.

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Pennsylvania prison officials said a man with the same name and date of birth served about 2½ years on drug charges before being paroled in 2006 and served more than a year for aggravated assault and before being released in 2013.

State court online court records indicate that man had multiple arrests in Philadelphia and adjacent Delaware County between 2001 and 2012, producing convictions for crimes including perjury, fleeing and eluding, escape and weapons offenses.

U.S. Attorney William McSwain told reporters that Hill was prohibited from possessing firearms because of past convictions.

Hill’s lawyer, Shaka Johnson, said Hill called him during the standoff asking for help surrendering. Johnson then called Krasner, and the two men patched in both Hill and the police commissioner, according to Krasner.

Hill told Johnson he wanted to make it out alive to see his newborn daughter and teenage son again.

President Trump weighed in on the shootout Thursday morning, saying the gunman “should never have been allowed to be on the streets.”

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

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McSwain said Thursday that the standoff was precipitated by a disrespect for law enforcement that the district attorney Krasner is championing.

“This vile rhetoric puts our police in danger,” McSwain said, adding that Krasner “routinely calls police and prosecutors corrupt and racist.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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US Attorney slams Philadelphia DA, says he’ll give ‘adult supervision’ after police shootout

The U.S. attorney in Philadelphia, William McSwain, slammed city District Attorney Larry Krasner Thursday, imploring him to “stop making excuses for criminals” and to give strong consideration to attempted murder charges for the suspect who wounded six police officers during a nearly eight-hour-long shootout that began on Wednesday afternoon.

Although the incident remains under investigation, McSwain, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, said at a news conference that his office is “going to be providing some adult supervision” to Krasner’s to determine what charges the suspect should face.

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McSwain blamed Krasner for fostering what he called an environment of “disrespect for law enforcement” that emboldened the gunman to open fire at officers from the Philadelphia Police Department’s Narcotics Strike Force who were attempting to serve a warrant in the Nicetown neighborhood.

“Where does such disrespect come from?” McSwain said. “It started with chants at the DA’s victory party- chants of ‘F— the police’ and ‘No good cops in a racist system.’

McSwain called Krasner’s rhetoric “the worst kinds of slander against law enforcement,” and added, “the DA routinely calls police and prosecutors corrupt and racist, even ‘war criminals’ that he compares to Nazis.”

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McSwain, left, unleashed a torrent of criticism directed at Krasner on Thursday. (AP, File)

“We have plenty of criminal laws in this City- but what we don’t have is robust enforcement by the District Attorney,” said McSwain, a former Marine whom President Trump appointed as district attorney in April of last year.

At a separate news conference earlier Thursday, Krasner attempted to point the finger at the city’s police union and previous police commissioners in an attempt to deflect heat about why Maurice Hill, the suspected gunman who had a long rap sheet of prior criminal offenses, was out on the streets.

“I don’t think it’s fair to expect some level of perfect knowledge on the part of police or prosecutors but it is obvious looking at the actions taken here that this was someone who needed to be off the streets,” Krasner said.

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Krasner said it was “pretty obvious” that Hill would face charges including attempted murder, aggravated assault in the first degree, and other offenses related to firearm and drug possession, as well as possible conspiracy, although charges have not been yet been brought due to the ongoing investigation.

Two officers were barricaded in a multi-family home with several hostages as the gunman fired hundreds of rounds of ammunition through the ceiling of the house and out the windows at responding officers from multiple law enforcement agencies, striking SWAT vehicles and neighboring homes, according to police.

Those officers and the hostages later were freed, apparently unharmed.

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Six officers were shot and rushed to Temple University Hospital and Einstein Hosptial where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries and released the same night.

Two other officers, including a police sergeant, were injured in an accident related to the emergency response and were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The gunman was armed with a semi-automatic rifle and several handguns, officials told Fox News.

“It is very troubling that somebody like this was able to do what he did last night,” McSwain said.

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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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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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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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Philadelphia police pelted with objects, taunted during harrowing shootout, standoff: reports

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Onlookers were seen taunting and throwing things at Philadelphia police Wednesday night amid a wild shootout and subsequent standoff that saw six cops wounded, and video posted online shows one woman shoving a police officer making his way to the scene.

Philadelphia’s KYW-TV reporter Alexandria Hoff described on Twitter Wednesday night how a crowd of people bordering the blocked off active shooter scene allegedly harassed officers.

“I mentioned this at 10 and since I was harassed during that live shot, I’ll mention it here, too,” Hoff said on Twitter. “A major moment of disappointment this evening was watching a crowd of people taunt police officers, laughing and yelling at them in the midst of the gunfire.”

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“I should add — 98% of people here on scene were respectful and concerned. That moment was just such a startling thing to see in the middle of something so chaotic,” she added in a separate tweet.

In another video posted by Breaking911, one woman can be seen shoving an officer from behind as he passes through the crowd. Others in the crowd yell and throw objects at police as they enter the blocked off area amid the active standoff scene.

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.

The dramatic shootout in Philadelphia stretched on for more than eight hours as six officers were shot. Two officers were trapped on the second floor of the building as the gunman shot through the first-floor ceiling and outside at responding law enforcement.

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After withstanding more than five hours of gunfire, SWAT officers managed to get the two officers and three hostages out of the residence safely. The gunman eventually surrendered 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 Associated Press contributed to this report.

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