WATCH: Anti-Cop Philly Crowd Harasses, Taunts Officers During Tense Shooting Standoff

A tense, several-hour standoff in Philadelphia took an uglier turn Wednesday evening as residents harassed and taunted police at the scene.

On Wednesday evening, a career criminal shot six Philadelphia police officers and held a neighborhood hostage during tense several-hour standoff.

The standoff, which happened near a daycare center, began about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when a Narcotics Strike Force unit attempted to serve a search warrant at a house on the 3700 block of North 15th Street, reported the Inquirer.

As Fox News reported:

Several officers with the Narcotics Strike Force were serving a warrant at the multifamily home — in connection with what may have been a drug-related offense — when things “went awry almost immediately,” and the shooter opened fire, Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. said.

The dramatic shootout in Philadelphia stretched on for more than eight hours as six officers were shot. Two officers were trapped on the second floor of the building as the gunman shot through the first-floor ceiling and outside at responding law enforcement.

Although all of the injured officers have since been released, one moment during the standoff revealed an astonishingly-disturbing scene when a neighborhood crowd taunted and harassed officers as they responded to the scene.


The harassment did not only target the police, however. The crowd also harassed CBS reporter Alexandria Hoff.


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