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8/15, 6:59 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Philadelphia shooting: Standoff over, gunman in custody

A gunman who opened fire on police in Philadelphia and wounded six officers is in custody after an hours-long standoff, authorities said.

The police tried to serve a drug warrant when the man opened fire trapping two officers in the house and initiating a five hours standoff that the police tried to end.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said that many officers "had to escape through windows and doors to get (away) from a barrage of bullets." The six injured have been released from hospitals, he added.

Breaking the News / KP