Man with sword surrenders after Strawberry Mansion standoff

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Man surrenders in sword standoff
Man surrenders in sword standoff. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on December 18, 2018.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police found themselves in a standoff with a man armed with a sword.

The barricade situation began around 8:20 p.m. Monday on the 2400 block of North Myrtlewood Street in Strawberry Mansion.

Police said they were responding to a 911 call regarding a person on narcotics.

Officers said the man was Tazed to no effect.

Chopper 6 was overhead as officers assembled outside, attempting to gain access to the home.

Police: Man armed with sword holding officers at bay in Strawberry Mansion

Just before the midnight, the man eventually surrendered and was taken into custody.

It is unclear where he got the sword.


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