Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia police shot a man who attacked officers with a screwdriver inside a police station on Wednesday morning.
The incident occurred at about 9:20 a.m. on May 11 inside the 39th Police District Headquarters located in the 2200-block of West Hunting Park Avenue, WTXF reported.
Police said the 23-year-old suspect was in the lobby wearing a mask when he tried to speak with a police officer in the operations room through a glass window.
The officer was unable to hear the suspect, so he opened the secure side door of the operations rooms to go into the lobby to talk with the man, WTXF reported.
Philadelphia Police Sergeant Eric Gripp told reporters that when the officer opened the secure door, the suspect lunged into the operations room and attacked him.
Sgt. Gripp said the suspect was armed with a screwdriver as he began fighting with the officer, WTXF reported.
He said a second officer jumped into the fray and attempted to disarm the suspect.
Sgt. Gripp said a female officer who was also in the operations room shot the suspect in the torso, WTXF reported.
The suspect was transported by ambulance to Temple University Hospital in critical condition.
The sergeant said one of the officers who was attacked sustained stab wounds to the back of his head, WTXF reported.
The second officer injured his elbow in the melee.
Both officers were expected to make full recoveries, WTXF reported.
Sgt. Gripp said the entire incident was over in under a minute.
BREAKING: @PhillyPolice sources tell me man got into @PPD39Dist operation room with a knife and began to attack officers. Man with knife shot & killed by police @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/AhkZ3w7EmR
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) May 11, 2022
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