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Philadelphia suspended police officer arrested for argument, threats


PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Police Department has suspended a lieutenant after his arrest for allegedly threatening the mother of his children.

Police say Lt. George Holcombe struggled with officers responding to the incident Sunday in the city's Holmesburg neighborhood.

The department on Monday suspended the 42-year-old Holcombe for 30 days with the intent to dismiss. His weapon was also taken.

Police say Holcombe, a 23-year department veteran, threatened the woman during an argument while off-duty.

He's charged with aggravated assault on police, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, terroristic threats, harassment and endangering the welfare of a child.

Court records listing a lawyer for Holcombe weren't available.

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