The suspect in North Philadelphia neighborhood shooting was arrested


All were released from the hospital. Police went to the home in the Nicetown-Tiago neighborhood around 4:30 p.m. ET with a narcotics warrant in what may have been a drug-related offense. The gunman was armed with an AR-15 and several handguns. Two officers and three others who had been trapped inside the row house were evacuated by a SWAT team, about five hours after the standoff began. Negotiators had been trying to communicate with the shooter, but the gunman was only picking up the phone without answering. Later, the man’s attorney joined a phone call and was trying to assure the suspect that police were not going to harm him.


More than 50 police vehicles at the scene just after the shooting began. President Donald Trump was briefed on the shooting. The suspect linked to Wednesday’s hours-long standoff in Philadelphia surrendered to authorities just after midnight Thursday, exiting the residence with his hands in the air. He was identified by unnamed police sources as Maurice Hill, 36, of Philadelphia, a man with long record of gun-related convictions and of attempting to evade arrest.


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