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.

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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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