ALERT: 1,000 “Violent Looters” Widespread Across Philadelphia, Stay Indoors, Avoid City Police Say

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia Police Department and Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management are warning residents to stay indoors and advising against travel into the city in the area of the Betsy Ross Bridge in Port Richmond.

“The Philadelphia Police Department is requesting that all residents in the 12, 16, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26th Districts remain indoors except when necessary. These areas are experiencing widespread demonstrations that have turned violent with looting,” the Philadelphia OEM said at around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday.

“A large crowd of appx 1000 is looting businesses in the area of Castor and Aramingo. Avoid the area,” the Philadelphia Police Depatment warned.