Man Shot By Police After Holding Woman Hostage In Olney

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Police in Philadelphia say a man was wounded in an exchange of gunfire after taking his estranged girlfriend hostage.

Authorities say officers were called to a home near Arbor Street and Tabor Road in the Olney neighborhood early Tuesday morning for a domestic dispute.

Officers tried to negotiate with a suspect for nearly two hours before the man began waving his gun at police.

Officials say that’s when officers opened fire, striking the 23-year-old man in the chest. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center. No other information was immediately released.

The woman escaped unharmed and was being interviewed by police.

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  1. bottomline says:

    In another article a man received 5 years for cyber stalking his ex-girlfriend. Now this guy gets shot for holding his girlfriend hostage.
    The battles and the blues of between sexes goes on and on and people are killed or just plain ruined. Most of these people are just ordinary citizens until the opposite sex seduces them. Common good dictates the complete segregation of the sexes – women belong with women and men belong with men.

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