Armed Man in Hours-Long Standoff With Police Found Unconscious - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Armed Man in Hours-Long Standoff With Police Found Unconscious



    Police say a gunman was found unconscious after an hours-long standoff. NBC10's Matt DeLucia has the details. (Published Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013)

    An armed gunman is in custody after allegedly shooting one man and engaging in an hours long standoff with police early Sunday morning.

    The standoff began around 3 a.m. inside a home along the 2600 block of Daggett Street, according to Philadelphia Police.

    Police say a nearby officer responded to the scene after hearing gunshots coming from the block. 

    Once the police arrived, officials say officers were met by gunfire coming from the second floor front window of the home. Bullets pierced two vehicles and flew through the window of a neighboring home.

    In the back of the house, officers found a 35-year-old man fleeing with a gunshot wound to the right leg. He was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in stable condition. That man was living at the home, police say.

    At one point, the gunman's wife and three children were also inside the home, but they were able to escape out a back door.

    Philadelphia Police cordoned off an area around 66th and Buist Streets for more than four hours as they worked to get the man out of the home.

    The Philadelphia Police SWAT Team and Counter-Terrorism Unit surrounded the house and climbed on top of adjacent homes using a fire truck ladder to get a better vantage point.

    Negotiators were brought in to try and have the 45-year-old man surrender. However, they never made contact.

    Police deployed three robots into the house and one found the man unconscious inside the front bedroom of the rowhome. A gun was found next to him, police say. The man was taken out on a stretcher around 6:40 a.m. and taken to the hospital.

    It is currently unclear how the man became unconscious and what sparked the standoff.

    Police are interviewing the woman and children as part of the investigation.