Philly man shot after holding woman hostage

    This from the AP:

    Police in Philadelphia say a man was wounded in an exchange of gunfire after taking his estranged girlfriend hostage.

    Authorities say officers were called to a home in the Olney neighborhood early this morning for a domestic dispute. Officers tried to negotiate with a suspect for nearly two hours before the man began waving his gun at police.

    Officials say that’s when officers opened fire, striking the 23-year-old man in the chest. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition. No other information was immediately released.

    The woman escaped unharmed and was being interviewed by police.

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