An off-duty Philadelphia police officer was hurt apparently trying to help someone during a fight outside a popular Northeast bar, and four other on-duty officers were injured breaking up a separate bar room brawl in Southwest Philadelphia.
None of the injuries appeared to be serious.
In the first incident, Northeast Detectives say an off-duty officer who worked in the 25th District was injured while outside Benny the Bum's on the 9000 block of Bustleton Avenue after the bar closed at 2 a.m. Police said they were not yet clear how the officer became involved in the altercation, but it's possible he was attempting to help another patron.
He was taken the emergency room at the Torresdale Campus of Aria Health.
Two men were taken into custody in the incident, which began shortly after 2 a.m. when the bar closed.
And in a separate incident, police were called to area outside Lid's Lounge on the 6200 block of Woodland Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia for a report of a disturbance, according to Southwest Detectives.
Southwest Detectives say the police were responding to an incident that began in the bar, but spilled outside.
Four officers were injured attempting to intervene, and one might have been accidentally tased by a fellow officer. Three officers were taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. One was cut on the head, another was cut on the lip, and the condition of third was unknown. But all were treated and released.
Another office was taken to Temple University Hospital and his condition was not clear, although it was not thought to be serious.
At least one adult male was taken into custody.