Tinicum Police Officer Stabbed Outside South Philly Hotel


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A Tinicum Police officer was stabbed outside the Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn in South Philadelphia.

A Tinicum Township Police officer is hospitalized after being stabbed in the arm during a fight outside a South Philadelphia hotel.

The officer was dropping off the man at the Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Philadelphia Stadium at 10th Street and Packer Avenue in a courtesy transport around 8:20 p.m. Saturday when a fight broke out in the cruiser, Philadelphia Police tell NBC10. He was picked up from the Motel 6 in neighboring Tinicum.

The fight spilled out of the car and into the hotel’s parking lot. During the scuffle, the officer was stabbed in the bicep, police said.

The officer called for help as the man fled the scene. Philadelphia Police rushed the officer to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center for treatment. He’s listed in stable condition, police said.

The suspect was caught a short time later. Investigators are looking into what sparked the fight.

Published 2 hours ago


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