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SWAT officer fires at armed suspect while serving warrant in Ogontz, police say

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PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia police are investigating an incident after a SWAT officer serving a warrant in Ogontz discharged his firearm when he encountered an armed suspect Friday morning.

The scene unfolded inside a home on the 1400 block of Olney Avenue around 7 a.m. Friday. Officials say Philadelphia police were assisting Cheltenham police in serving two warrants related to a shooting outside of a Wawa in Cheltenham Township back in May.

Police say SWAT officers were serving the second warrant inside a home on West Olney Avenue when they were confronted on the second floor by a man with a gun.Authorities say the man pointed the gun at SWAT officers, prompting one of the officers to discharge his firearm.

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