Police: Good Samaritan with gun helps officer being attacked

The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Police in suburban Philadelphia say a good Samaritan with a gun helped an officer who was being attacked by a group of teens.


Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood tells The Philadelphia Inquirer about 40 teens were threatening the officer after he broke up a fight near Upper Darby High School on Friday. Two males began attacking him.

Chitwood says that’s when a neighbor with a gun came out of his house and told the teens to back off. He says the man didn’t point the weapon at anyone, but held it by his side. That was enough to hold the crowd off until police backup arrived. Two officers were injured.

Police responded to three fights near the school on Friday afternoon, and eight teens were charged with crimes.