5 Philadelphia police officers shot in active scene near Broad and Erie streets

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Five Philadelphia police officers have been shot in an active situation near Broad and Erie streets.

Not much is known yet, but sources say the five cops were taken to the hospital and are in stable condition. One was shot in the hand, another in the leg. The incident began around 4:30 p.m.

This is still an active situation. Dozens of cops are on the scene, ducking behind cars for cover. One officer was seen limping and rushed to a car by fellow officers. 

Police are surrounding a house on the block. Some officers may be inside. Police appear to have one person in custody.

They are urging the public to stay away from the area.

The mayor, district attorney, and police union president are all en route to Temple University Hospital.

The FBI has offered assistance to the police department.

Gunshots are still be heard as of 5:30 p.m.

Broad Street Line trains are bypassing the Erie, Allegheny, and Hunting Park stations until further notice due to police activity. SEPTA bus routes 23, 53, 56, H and XH are currently on detour.

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