Earlier today, students and residents who live near 17th and Diamond streets found their apartments blocked off by police tape.
According to Central Detectives, a resident barricaded himself in his apartment.
No Temple students were involved in the incident, but both the 1700 block and 1600 block of Diamond Street were blocked off for a period time.
Sophomore Tia Confer said, “I left my apartment around 2:30 and as I drove down Diamond I saw that the 1700 block of Diamond Street was blockaded. When I arrived back at approximately 3:30 I found that the 1600 block of Diamond Street was also completely blocked by police and was told I had to evacuate the area until further notice.”
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