Police: Man arrested following hour long barricade situation in West Philadelphia

Philadelphia police say a suspect is in custody after a woman alerted police that she was being held against her will by an armed man inside a home Saturday morning in West Philadelphia. 

Officers responded to the 500 block of North Allison Street around 3 a.m. and spoke to the woman through a basement window. Police say the woman claimed she was being held captive and was afraid to go to the door. 

Authorities declared it a barricade situation just before 3:30 a.m. and set up a staging area around the residence. Over an hour later, SWAT officers were able to apprehend a man and clear the home without incident.

Investigators did not report any injuries. Details are limited at this time as police continue to investigate.


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