The suspect connected to Wednesday’s dramatic and hours-long standoff in North Philadelphia surrendered to law-enforcement authorities in the early hours of Thursday morning, many news outlets are reporting.
The man left the housing unit with his hands held in the air — and with a police light shining on him.
He was surrounded by a cloud of tear gas as he exited the building.
The tense scene in Philadelphia stretched on for hours and hours on Wednesday as six officers were wounded by gunfire — and two officers and three hostages were later set free, apparently unharmed, Fox News noted.
Unnamed police sources identified the suspect as Maurice Hill, 36, of Philadelphia.
Hill has a long record of gun-related convictions and of attempting to evade arrest, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Shaka Mzee Johnson, the attorney who most recently represented Hill, also confirmed to the Inquirer that Hill was linked to the standoff.
See these tweets for more information and reaction to this story that gripped America for much of yesterday afternoon and evening.
BREAKING: Police say gunman who shot and wounded 6 Philadelphia police officers is in custody after hourslong standoff.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 15, 2019
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Maurice Hill, man involved in barricade situation where 6 Philadelphia officers were shot on Wednesday, was indicted in 2007 for being a felon in possession of a firearm. pic.twitter.com/ijOObH8NhJ
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) August 15, 2019
WATCH: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says his officers “need help with gun control,” taking aim at state and federal lawmakers who he says “don’t want to stand up to the NRA” and “preempt” local officials on gun control legislation. https://t.co/1rc2YcKbTg
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 15, 2019
What is going on in Philadelphia explains how dangerous it is to be a police officer. Our prayers are with them, all the wounded and the ones still engaged. Attacking police officers is an attack on our decent and lawful society.
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) August 15, 2019