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Philadelphia SWAT Officer Opens Fire While Serving Warrant in Home

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A uniformed SWAT officer opened fire on an armed man while Philadelphia police served a search warrant Friday morning for a shooting that happened outside a Montgomery County Wawa earlier this year.

Philadelphia police were serving the second of two warrants Friday morning around 7:25 when they encountered an armed man on the second floor of a home on West Olney Avenue, near North Broad Street.

"SWAT Officers knocked and announced their presence before breaching the front door," police later said.

At least one SWAT officer saw the armed man and opened fired, but didn't shoot anyone, Philadelphia police said.

"No officers were injured," an officer on the scene said. "The only injury... was the female, which we believe she sustained an injury due to debris in the room."

That woman was hospitalized, investigators said.

Officers arrested the suspected gunman.

Police went to the home to serve a warrant related to a May incident outside a Cheltenham Township Wawa, police said. They had served another warrant while working with Cheltenham police earlier in the morning and recovered a gun without incident.

Police haven't named any of suspects in the case.

There are additional resources for people or communities that have endured gun violence in Philadelphia. Further information can be found here.

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