Police rescue two children after standoff with father in N. Philadelphia

August 7, 2018

A standoff between police and a man who had been acting erratically while his children screamed inside their North Philadelphia home has ended without injury to anyone involved.

By Staff

A man who had been speaking incoherently held his 3-year-old daughter threateningly at an open third floor window early Tuesday during a standoff with police before officers entered the house in North Philadelphia and rescued the girl and her 6-year-old brother, authorities said.

The 41-year-old father, whose name was not immediately released, put up a struggle when police tried to take him into custody, punching and kicking them, Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters at the standoff along the 2200 block of North Howard Street. No one was injured during the incident.

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