By CBS3 Staff
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A barricade situation involving a man lighting a tent on fire and climbing onto northbound Interstate 95 with a machete is now over, according to Philadelphia police. The man is currently in the hospital before being taken to detectives.
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According to the department, this happened in the 100 block of Spring Garden Street around 9:30 a.m. U.S. Marshals went to the area to serve a Megan’s Law warrant to the 44-year-old, who was at a homeless encampment. When the U.S. Marshals arrived, police said the man set the tent on fire. A propane tank inside the tent did not explode, the department said.
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Police declared it a barricade situation around 9:43 a.m. The man, armed with a machete, “climbed up onto northbound I-95,” the department said. After being tased, the man eventually dropped the machete and was taken into custody.
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No one was injured during the incident. Police have corrected the man’s age after originally saying her was 33-years-old.