Philadelphia officer escapes after live wires fall on police SUV

HOLMESBURG (WPVI) -- There were some tense moments in Philadelphia's Holmesburg section on Friday after two live wires came down on a police cruiser.

Chopper 6 was over the scene along the 8500 block of State Road around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

The wires could be seen on and around the vehicle.

Fortunately, the officer who was inside was able to get out safely.

PECO was called to de-energize the wires.

They say about 1,500 customers will be without service until the lines are repaired.

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