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Police: 5 police officers shot in Philadelphia

AP  |  Philadelphia 

A Philadelphia Police sergeant said that five police officers have been shot in what's still an active shooting situation in the city.

Sgt. Eric Gripp tweeted on Wednesday shortly before 6 pm that all of the injuries are considered non-life threatening. He also said that the suspect is still firing and warned people to stay out of the Nicetown neighbourhood.

The officers have been taken to area hospitals. Temple University Hospital referred questions on the conditions of police officers to police.

A massive police presence remains with dozens of police cars and officers, many of them with their guns drawn.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says numerous agents are responding to the scene to assist Philadelphia police.

Temple University tweeted that it has locked down its Health Sciences Center Campus. Video shows a massive police presence with dozens of police cars and officers, many of them with guns drawn.

One officer appeared injured and was taken away in a police car. Video also showed two other officers carrying a man and putting them in the back of a car.

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First Published: Thu, August 15 2019. 03:55 IST