Court Date Set for Suspect in Ambush of Philly Officer

The man accused of ambushing and unloading a stolen police gun on an on-duty Philadelphia police officer is set to appear in a Philadelphia court for a preliminary hearing Monday.

Edward Archer faces attempted murder and other charges related to what Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross called the "attempted assassination" of officer Jesse Hartnett in West Philadelphia back on January 7.

FBI officials said last week that their investigation concluded that Archer was not part of a terror cell and that there were no indications that additional attacks were imminent.

Archer remains locked up at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility after bail was denied.

Officer Hartnett's condition was upgraded to stable earlier this week, recovering from injuries sustained in the shooting.

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