Man shot by Philadelphia police officer inside 39th District building

Philadelphia Police Department's 39th District building. (Google maps)

Philadelphia Police Department's 39th District building. (Google maps)

This story originally appeared on 6abc.

A man was shot by Philadelphia police inside the 39th District Building after allegedly lunging at an officer with a screwdriver.

It happened around 9:19 a.m. Wednesday at the building in Hunting Park.

Police say the suspect was trying to communicate with an officer, but the officer couldn’t hear the man who was wearing a mask.

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The officer opened the protective glass and that’s when the suspect lunged with that screwdriver, officials say.

There was a struggle and a second officer joined the fray. Police say that’s when one of the officers, a 7-year veteran of the force, shot the suspect in the torso.

There was no word on the suspect’s condition.

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