Several police officers were injured in an active shooting incident in Philadelphia on Wednesday, authorities said.
The police department said a suspect or suspects were firing at police.
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“Several” police officers were injured in an ongoing active shooting incident in the northern Philadelphia neighborhood of Nicetown-Tioga on Wednesday, authorities said.
The local CBS affiliate reported at least five officers were injured.
Sgt. Eric Gripp of the Philadelphia Police Department tweeted that a suspect or suspects were firing at the police, urging people to avoid the area and media helicopters to pull back.
Shooting situation ACTIVE and ONGOING on 3700 15th St. Avoid Area. Several PPD Officers have been injured. Updates will be provided as received
— Eric Gripp (@PPDEricGripp) August 14, 2019
Local media outlets showed harrowing images and videos of a massive police presence inundating the neighborhood, with heavily armed officers — some in tactical gear — taking cover behind buildings and cars.
One officer could be seen rushing into a police cruiser, his arm drenched in blood.
Thousands of listeners tuned in to the police scanner online as an on-the-ground narrative of the incident unfolded, though the details remained unconfirmed by police.
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