Search the Archive

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / Shooting of Police / Hostage Situation #1140346

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 15, 2019
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Philadelphia: Gio Benitez) The hostage situation in Philadelphia with several police officers shot in ambush by drug suspect Maurice Hill, who surrendered after a long siege, featured; scenes shown from outside a house with police getting shot & audio played & of Hill surrendering. [WITNESS - talks about hearing gunshots,] The difficulty in serving a warrant discussed. [Philadelphia police Cmsnr. Richard ROSS@- praises the police officers inside the house.] Tweet from President Trump about street crime quoted. [Mayor Jim KENNEY@- says police should not be shot at by a guy with unlimited weapons.] The questions about Hill's guns & the status of the officers noted.

Reporter(s):
Muir, David;
Benitez, Gio
Duration:
00:02:30

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.