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Updated Aug. 15
After six Philadelphia police officers were wounded in a seven-hour standoff and gun battle in North Philly on Wednesday evening, presidential candidates did what they do best: weighed in on Twitter.
As the hostage situation continued to play out at 15th and Erie in the Nicetown neighborhood, at least 11 aspiring commanders-in-chief shared their thoughts, prayers and perspectives on policy. It’s the first time a major breaking news event in Philadelphia has spurred this many reactions from the 2020 field.