Man In Custody Following Barricade In West Philadelphia

- Police have arrested a man after they surrounded a home in West Philadelphia where the suspect was barricaded inside with a gun Saturday morning.

The call came in around 5:45 a.m. Saturday, as police responded to the home on the 4900 block of Chestnut Street.        

According to police, 911 calls came in reporting they heard gunshots, and a passing Philadelphia police officer also reported hearing gunshots from the 3rd floor apartment.

Officers knocked on the door but a man inside locked the door and refused to come out.  Other apartments in the building and the properties next door were evacuated as SWAT, Fire and Homeland Security officers arrived on scene. 

At this point police believe the man who was arrested was the only person inside of the barricaded home.

That home has been cleared and again the suspect was taken into custody around 7:30 a.m. 

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