Armed Father Barricades Himself Inside Philly Home After DHS Workers Try to Remove 7 Children: Police

A father is in custody after police say he pointed a gun at a DHS worker who was trying to remove two of his seven children.

Investigators say the DHS workers went to a home on the 1800 block of 67th Avenue around 8:15 p.m. Monday to remove a 10-year-old and 12-year-old child who lived there due to parental neglect. When they arrived, the 49-year-old father of the children allegedly waved and pointed a handgun at one of the workers.

The worker called police and the father barricaded himself inside the home, according to investigators.

A barricade situation was declared and police and a SWAT team soon arrived. The officers were able to get four of the suspect's children out safely followed by the other three. The father remained barricaded inside however, police said.

Eventually officials sent a robot with a camera inside the home. The camera captured the man on the floor of the house, intoxicated, according to officials. A SWAT team then went in and removed him from the house.

NBC10 captured the suspect screaming as he was placed in a police van. All seven of his children are currently in protective custody.

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