UPDATED: Standoff ongoing in Philadelphia, 6 police officers shot


At least six police officers were shot in Philadelphia’s Nicetown section Wednesday afternoon. Police say the shooting happened while officers were serving a warrant.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, two officers were still trapped in the house amid the gunfire.

Those shot were transported to a hospital. Their conditions are considered non-life-threatening, per police Sgt. Eric Gripp. Additional officers were treated for non-shooting injuries at the scene.

Gripp said, “officers are attempting to communicate with the shooter, imploring him to surrender and avoid further injuries.”

The standoff prompted Temple University to lock down part of its campus, the Associated Press reports. Children and staff were trapped in a nearby daycare but were later transported to a different location.

As of 7 p.m. ET, the shooter remained active.

Officials say President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr were briefed on the situation.

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