By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A barricade situation has been declared as Philadelphia narcotics officers were serving a warrant to a 40-year-old male inside of a motel on Tuesday. Officers arrived at a motel room in Philadelphia’s Somerton neighborhood on the block of 11000 East Roosevelt Boulevard at around 11:30 a.m.

Barricade Situation Declared After Philadelphia Narcotics Officers Find Man With Gun While Serving Warrant At Somerton Motel 

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Upon entering Room 400, officers allegedly witnessed a man armed with a handgun.

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The officers then reportedly retreated and declared it a barricade situation.

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