According to this video police officers sprayed fake blood on themselves in response to the August 2019 Philadelphia shooting.

Po po with drops of blood on the ground

Is this account of the incident true?

  • As this just happened yesterday and is current event I am not sure this is on topic
    – Joe W
    Aug 15, 2019 at 17:53
  • Is there an official time limit for how long we should wait to be Skeptical about current events?
    – chicks
    Aug 21, 2019 at 21:48
  • @chicks ask in Skeptics Meta Aug 21, 2019 at 22:09

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According to Truth Or Fiction

As for the liquid in the bottle, it is most likely a disinfecting solution such as Betadine (povidone-iodine, which can appear deep orange or red) or a treatment to hasten clotting pulled from what appears to be a belt trauma kit, hurriedly applied to an officer’s wounded arm while both men were standing behind a car door in order to protect themselves from bullets.

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