Philly cop car parked in front of station set on fire overnight

This comes after a July 27 incident in which four police cars were set on fire around the city


By Steve Marroni
The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa.

PHILADELPHIA — A police car was set ablaze in Philadelphia early Wednesday, prompting an investigation that involves the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

This comes after a July 27 incident in which four police cars were set on fire around the city.

The police cruiser was parked in front of the 3rd District police station at 11th and Wharton streets in South Philadelphia when the fire broke out, NBC 10 is reporting.

The car was burned on the front passenger side. No one was injured.

Witnesses told police they saw someone riding away on a bicycle, Action News 6 ABC is reporting.

An arson dog was brought in to help with the investigation.

Police are still investigating the burning of four police cars in one night from last month, according to reports.

One of those incidents resembled Wednesday’s fire with the flames appearing to have originated under the wheel well, according to reports.

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