North Philadelphia standoff with suicidal student ends peacefully

Southwest Philadelphia, gunfire
Police peacefully resolved a standoff with a Temple University student this morning.
Credit: Metro file photo

Philadelphia police say a standoff with a Temple University student who was armed with a gun in his off-campus apartment ended peacefully early Monday.

The 26-year-old man, who reportedly is suicidal, was taken into custody without force at about 2:15 this morning, NBC10 reports. SWAT officers were aided by family members in resolving the nearly 17-hour standoff.

The man’s parents contacted police around 9:30 a.m. Sunday, and authorities arrived to find the man barricaded in a basement inside his home on the 1800 block of Willington Street. NBC10 reports the man, who is now receiving medical treatment, fired the weapon inside the home.

Nearby residents were barred from returning to their homes during the standoff.



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