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Suspect in shooting of Philadelphia policeman pledged allegiance to Islamic State, officials say

Suspect in shooting of Philadelphia policeman pledged allegiance to Islamic State, officials say

A Muslim man who allegedly shot and wounded a Philadelphia police officer in a late-night ambush told investigators he pledged his allegiance to Islamic State and carried out the attack “in the name of Islam,” police said.

Officer Jesse Hartnett, who chased and shot Edward Archer, the suspected gunman, even after being wounded, is expected to survive. Officials said the shooting was carried out with a stolen police gun.

The FBI is assisting in the investigation of the Thursday night attack, which comes at a time of heightened anxiety for law enforcement officials after terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino. On Friday, White House officials launched the...

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