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Philadelphia Police Investigate Extremist Connections In Officer Ambush

A Philadelphia man is in custody after allegedly ambushing a city police officer in his squad car. The officer is recovering from the attack. The man told police he shot the officer in the name of Islam and ISIS. Philadelphia's police commissioner says the city is looking for connections between the shooter and extremist groups. The man has a criminal record and the commissioner referred to him as appearing deranged.

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