Police: Standoff In West Kensington Ends With Arrest, No Injuries
By Al Novack
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police say a standoff in West Kensington Wednesday morning is over. One man was taken into custody.
The SWAT team was stationed outside a home near the intersection of North Masher and West Huntingdon streets for several hours.
Police say this all started when the 20-year-old suspect pistol whipped a neighbor during an argument. The suspect then ran to the home he shares with his 73-year-old grandfather and locked himself inside.
Negotiators called the suspect but they were unsuccessful in getting him to come out. Hours later, they used a bull horn and the suspect turned surrendered peacefully.
Two handguns were confiscated at the house.
No injuries were reported.