PHILADELPHIA - With remnants of tear gas remaining in the neighborhood, Philadelphia police officers were back in the Tioga-Nicetown section of the city Thursday on different terms.
They went door to door, offering residents food and checking in to make sure everyone was okay after the violent scene Wednesday.
Gunfire rang out for hours after a man opened fire on officers trying to serve a narcotics warrant, officials said. Six officers were shot but did not sustain serious injuries, but the armed suspect continued shooting from the home as officers ducked for cover.
Businesses, including at least two daycare centers, were on lockdown and there were tense moments as two police officers and three civilians were trapped inside with the gunman for hours.
The suspect eventually surrendered to police around midnight, more than 7 hours after shots first rang out. Maurice Hill was taken into custody and is expected to face a slew of charges.
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