Man arrested for theft from off-duty officer, others wanted – NBC10 Philadelphia

A man was arrested for attacking and robbing an off-duty police officer in North Philadelphia on Sunday morning.

At about 7:12 a.m., an off-duty officer was attacked and robbed of his personal firearm at 2100 West Oxford Street, police said.

During the incident, the officer managed to disarm the suspect and fired the attacker’s weapon in self-defense. According to police, the suspect then fled the scene in a black BMW sedan, which went missing near 9th Street and Cumberland Street.

The officer was also hit by the BMW while escaping.

The black BMW sedan had tinted windows and the front rim on the driver’s side was different from the rear rim on the same side, police said.

Shortly before 7 p.m., police said they arrested a man at G and Hilton streets.

Officers also said they are looking for additional suspects in connection with the assault and robbery of the off-duty officer.

“The investigation is ongoing as we seek to arrest female co-accused and recover the officer’s personal weapon,” a police statement said.

Police are looking for several women who are suspected of interfering with officers trying to arrest the suspect, who initially managed to escape.

Police also released images of several men they say they want to identify and question in connection with the incident.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

Philadelphia Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to come forward.

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This is a developing story. Check back for updates.