Barricaded Man Surrenders in South Philly

Man threatening police after cat-burning report

By Samuel Chamberlain
|  Thursday, Aug 30, 2012  |  Updated 8:26 PM EDT
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Barricaded Man Surrenders in South Philly

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Philadelphia police were involved in a barricade situation with a man and two children inside a house Sunday morning.

The initial encounter between the man and authorities came when police responded to a 911 report of a man burning a cat at the intersection of South 18th Street and Dickinson Street around 11:37 a.m. When police arrived, the man fled into a nearby house.

Authorities say the man remained inside the house and threatened the officers outside. Police determined that the man did not have any weapons. At about 5:21 p.m. officers talked the man out of the home. The suspect was covered in a flammable liquid, according to police.

There was a four-year-old and one-year-old inside the house with him. Police say the children were not injured.

The suspect is in custody. His name has not been released by police.

Stay with NBC10.com for more on this developing story.


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