Police are locked in a long stand-off with a gunman who injured a minimum of six officials throughout a shootout in america town of Philadelphia.
A gun fight broke out between police and a male shooter at round 16:30 native time (20:30 GMT).
The officials have been serving a medication warrant at a house in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tiago neighbourhood when the gunman opened fireplace.
5 hours on, Philadelphia Police say the suspect is but to give up.
Two officials are nonetheless believed to be trapped within the house with the gunman, police stated.
Police Commissioner Richard Ross stated he used to be “fearful a few doable hostage state of affairs”.
“There is not any indication that he is seeking to give up, we do know that he’s nonetheless alive, there is not any query of that as a result of the pictures that stay ringing out,” Commissioner Ross stated in a information convention.
Officials have been nonetheless “making an attempt to keep up a correspondence with the shooter” and urging him to present himself up, police Sergeant Eric Gripp tweeted.
Six officials concerned within the shootout have been taken to clinic with non-life threatening accidents.
Mr Ross stated “a lot of them needed to get away thru home windows and doorways” because the suspect fired.
Video from the scene displays dozens of police automobiles and officials outdoor the house the place the gunman is hunkering down.
US President Donald Trump used to be briefed at the capturing, deputy White Area press secretary Hogan Gidley stated.