Water Dept. checking sewers for guns after carjacking, police shootout

- A carjacking turned into a police chase and then a shootout. Nobody was hurt and when it was all over, two suspects were in custody but the Philadelphia Water Department is now out looking for weapons.

The situation ended in Rhawnhurst, at the intersection of Horrocks and Strahle streets.

Police said there was a carjacking a about midnight in Fairless Hills.

Then at about 4:30 a.m., from the stolen car, the carjackers targeted a bank guard on Bustleton Avenue at gunpoint and got the keys to his car -- their second -- and also $100 cash.

Police became involved when they saw the car driving erratically and tried to make a traffic stop. That led to a chase, in which the officer was shot at, and it ended in Rhawnhurst. One of the cars involved is a Hyundai.

Then, other officers started worrying because they got an “officer assist” call but the officer was busy chasing the suspects and couldn’t use his radio.

He caught the suspects in the nearby woods, in the dark.

Nobody was shot.

Now, FOX29’s Steve Keeley reports workers with the Philadelphia Water Department are digging up area sewers, going very deep with equipment that looks like a crane, looking for guns and seeing everything else people threw down into the sewer.

Luckily this happened overnight, so the Paley Early Learning Center camp, right at the intersection, didn’t open until 6:30 a.m.

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