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Philadelphia shooter surrenders after hours-long standoff with police


Added 08-15-19 12:37:02am EST - “A man who barricaded himself inside a Philadelphia house and opened fire at officers, injuring six, has been taken into custody after more than five hours' standoff with police.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Philadelphia shooter surrenders after hours-long standoff with police”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Philadelphia police spokesman Sergeant Eric Gripp has confirmed that the gunman was apprehended, adding that SWAT teams have been clearing the premises.

The suspect gave himself up to police around midnight, exiting the house with his hands in the air, WTXF-TV reported, citing an officer at the scene.

IT’S OVER. Suspect surrendered moments ago. @FOX29philly#Phillyshooting#Philadelphia#PhiladelphiaShootingpic.twitter.com/dOp9UxqVCE

Multiple media outlets, citing police sources, have identified the gunman as Maurice Hill, 34, a Philadelphia native whose extensive criminal record goes back to the early 2000s.

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