Crowd In Philly Taunt And Pelted Officers With Objects During Standoff Where 6 Officers Were Shot

August 15, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story

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Police officers were taunted by a crowd of bystanders during a tense standoff in which multiple Philadelphia police officers were shot during a hostage situation. 

Six Philadelphia police officers were shot while attempting to serve a narcotics warrant at a home. Two officers and three others who were trapped inside the home with the shooter were safely evacuated several hours after the standoff began. The chaotic scene stretched on for over 7 hours.

Local CBS reporter Alexandria Hoff was on the scene to cover the shooting and noted her disappointment at seeing officers harassed while they attempted to do their jobs.

“I mentioned this at 10 and since I was harassed during that live shot, I’ll mention it here too. 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,” she tweeted.

 

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

All six officers wounded in the shooting have been released from the hospital. Another officer injured in a car crash on the way to the scene still remains hospitalized.



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