Man barricades himself inside Germantown home following carjacking and crash of stolen SUV, police say

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police and SWAT teams staged outside of a house in Germantown where they say a man who had been a been a part of an armed carjacking had barricaded himself inside Wednesday morning.

Police said the incident began around 3:30 a.m. when two men with guns approached a driver paying for gas and demanded the keys to his SUV.

According to investigators, the men then crashed the stolen vehicle on the 4800 block of Germantown Avenue.

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Police said the men ran from the scene of the crash and officers were able to apprehend one but lost track of the other.

They believed he ran into a nearby home on Wyneva Street which officers then surrounded.

At approximately 5:40 a.m. police declared the barricade situation over, saying the house was empty.

The second suspect in the incident is still at large.
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