Brandywine Target Evacuated After Bomb Threat, Closed For Hours

Wilmington – Delaware State Police are currently investigating a bomb threat that was called in to a Wilmington area department store this afternoon, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale.

Hale said that the initial investigation has determined that at approximately 1:23 p.m. on Thursday, Moarch 23, 2017, an unknown male suspect called the Target store, located at 1050 Brandywine Parkway, claiming that there was a bomb inside of the store.

The suspect demanded an undisclosed amount of cash, and stated that if he did not receive it, he would detonate the bomb,said Hale. The store was immediately evacuated and was then searched by K-9 units from the Delaware State Police, Capital Police, and the Department of Natural Resources. No items of suspicious nature were located and the store was re-opened for business at approximately 4:00 p.m. There were no injuries.

This incident remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police. If anyone has any information, they are asked to contact Troop 1 at 302-761-6677. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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