After a 90-minute standoff, Philadelphia police broke down a door and captured a suspect this morning in a Frankford home invasion.
Residents of a three-story twin in the 1000 block of Filmore Street were awakened about 4 a.m. by two men with guns, according to Capt. Daniel Castro. When police arrived, both men fled, he said.
One man was captured on a nearby roof, where a gun was also recovered, Castro said.
The other man ran into the adjacent house, which was vacant. Police tried to talk the suspect out of the house for about an hour and a half, Castro said.
A neighbor, Chrisie Moyer, 27, said it was a scary situation because initial television reports said the fugitive might have taken a hostage.
Police were using a bullhorn, she said. "They were saying over and over again, 'The person in 1020, come out or show your face in the window. We don't want anybody to get hurt.' "
Later, an officer saw a man in the rear of the home, and police entered the house and apprehended the suspect, Castro said.
Police broke down a front door, Moyer said. She described the two suspects as teenagers. "They looked like little kids," she said.
Moyer said she also told a SWAT member: "Job well done."