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A code enforcement officer with the Lower Providence Police was conducting a “follow-up inspection” at the Eaglestream Apartments in Eagleville around 1 p.m. When the suspect brandished a weapon, the officer retreated and immediately requested backup.
Additional officers arrived at the scene and engaged him before he retreated into his home.
Police heard a number of explosions, which led to three homes burning and an active firefight that lasted hours and reached the level of a three-alarm fire, according to reports.
Police were able to evacuate residents in the surrounding homes and establish a perimeter. One person sustained minor injuries, FOX 29 reported.
Video showed SWAT officers apprehending a suspect, but police said during press conference that a suspect had not yet been taken into custody.
Lower Providence Township Police did not return Fox News’ request for comment.
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