Police Update Suspicious Vehicle Investigation At Frawley Stadium

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Wilmington – On Wednesday, 18 April 2018, at approximately 11:32 am, Wilmington Police received a phone call advising of a suspicious vehicle possibly containing a suspected explosive device, which was located in a remote portion of a parking lot, near Interstate 95, according to police.

Members from the Uniformed Services Division responded to the area and located the vehicle. The area was cordon off and the Wilmington Police, Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit was activated in coordination with ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms).

As the investigation continued, a possible second location was identified in the 1500 block of Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington.

Upon further investigation, it was determined that there were no explosive devices contained within the vehicle, or within the residence.

The investigation is on-going at this time. We have every reason to believe that there is no threat to the public, officials said.

Wilmington Police worked in collaboration with executives from the Wilmington Blue Rocks, DART, St. Francis EMS, Wilmington Fire Department, as well as assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, to bring this incident to a safe conclusion.

Breaking Report

Wilmington – At around 11:30 Officers from the Wilmington Police Department, along with the Wilmington Fire Department and units from Saint Francis Hospital are currently on scene in the area of the Frawley Stadium for reports of a suspicious vehicle.

The Wilmington Police Department’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) unit and local ATF is currently on scene, using their EOD robots to clear the vehicle.

Reports from the scene indicate that children from multiple school districts are being kept inside the stadium, as police search the vehicle.

Reports from the scene indicate that students from Red Clay and Smyrna are among the children that attended today’s event at Frawley Stadium.

At approximately 2:25 the Superintendent for Smyrna School District sent out a robo call alerting parents that some students will be late getting back to school.

Listen to the call here:

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