PHILADELPHIA STANDOFF: Man Charged With Attempted Murder

THE suspected gunman who unleashed a torrent of bullets at Philadelphia police while barricaded indoors was has been charged with attempted murder.

Maurice Hill was also charged on Saturday with aggravated assault, assault of law enforcement officers, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person, according to records from Philadelphia County Court.

Police identified the 34-year-old as the suspect who holed himself up in a North Philadelphia building during an hours-long shootout on Wednesday that left six officers wounded.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner will announce the charges against Hill Monday morning at a press conference. Charges against four other people related to the case will also be announced.

The shootout began during a narcotics operation around 4:30 p.m. as officers entered the home to serve a search warrant. Two officers got trapped inside, while others escaped through windows, police said.

The trapped officers were safely removed from the home as of 9:30 p.m.

The suspect eventually surrendered to police at midnight, and all six officers who were shot have since been released from area hospitals, police said.

Hill has a lengthy criminal record, which includes a federal conviction, going back to the early 2000s, authorities said. He was under federal supervision until 2016, officials said.

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