SWAT Standoff Continues After 3 Delaware Officers Shot Wednesday Night

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A standoff between SWAT team members, uniformed officers, and a Wilmington, Delaware, shooting suspect continued Thursday morning after three officers were shot earlier.

The Associated Press reported the shooting occurred Wednesday around 10:30 p.m., wounding three officers who were transported to the hospital in stable condition.

NBC Philadelphia noted the wounded officers were answering “a call for service at the King Plaza Apartments at 25th and Market streets when a gunman inside a nearby apartment building opened fire.”

SWAT and uniformed officers encircled the nearby apartment building and ordered people in a large swath of the area to stay inside:

Just after 6 a.m. Thursday morning, a SWAT team member on a ladder could be seen helping a woman and child escape through a window.

Channel 6’s Katherine Scott reported that another woman was brought out through a window approximately 20 minutes later.

Channel 6 reports the “stay in place” order remains in place Thursday morning.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

 

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