A suspect barricaded himself inside a North Philly home and is armed and dangerous.

The very latest report is that negotiators are speaking with the suspect trying to get him to surrender peacefully:

Officers are attempting to communicate with the shooter; imploring him to surrender and avoid further injuries.

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This all began when at 4:30 pm police officer in the Nicetown-Tioga area of North Philly was trying to serve a warrant for a narcotics arrest and encountered an active shooter who fired on the officers.

The officers frantically called for backup, “shots fired, shots fired at North 15th street.”

Additional officers arrived at the active shooter scene where they remained behind cars and exchanged fire with the shooter.

Video below shows the police officers behind cars on the right.

Six Philadelphia police officers were injured and others are receiving treatment for non-gunshot injuries.

UPDATE: One suspect was arrested and was seen being carried by two officers as he struggled to break free. It is not clear what his role is in the incident.

The suspect is still firing:

The shooter remains in a home and is actively engaging with police officers firing shots.

Live feed from local Philadelphia news:

Nearby Temple University Health Sciences Center is in lockdown:


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