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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
30 Officers Injured, Dozens Arrested After Deadly Police Shooting Sparks Unrest Across Philadelphia
Fox 29 news in
Philadelphia reported on the riots in West Philadelphia following the fatal police
shooting of a man with a knife.
PHILADELPHIA - A total of 30 Philadelphia police officers were injured
Monday night amid citywide unrest that following a deadly police-involved shooting in
The tense scenes unfolded outside the
18th Police District near 55th and Pine Streets through the night Monday.
to police, 30 officers are in stable condition and have been treated at local
hospitals after most were struck with rocks and bricks as they faced off with
female officer remains in the hospital with a broken leg after police say she was struck by a pickup truck.
10 people were taken into custody and are being held at the 18th District
Booking Center after authorities say they were involved in an incident near the
district. Those in custody will be processed and released pending future
charges for rioting and/or assaults on police.
In all, nearly 40 arrests were made in
connection with looting and vandalism across the city. Police cars and
dumpsters were set on fire as police struggled to contain the crowds. Local
businesses were among the stores looted and additional police and fire vehicles
were among the property vandalized.
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