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Newark Man Charged With Three Counts Of Possession Of An Explosive Device

The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal has made one arrest in connection with the investigation into the discovery of three explosive devices inside a Newark, Delaware home on May 8, 2018, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal, Michael Chionchio.

Deputy State Fire Marshals working on the criminal investigation arrested Ryan T. Boyd, age 24, of Newark, Delaware yesterday  afternoon without incident. Boyd was charged with the Possession of an Explosive Device (3 counts). All felony charges. He was released on a $15,000 secured bond after an arraignment by the Justice of the Peace Magistrate Court.

Additional arrests are expected in this case, according to Chionchio.

Original Report

Newark – The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating the discovery of three explosive devices inside a Newark, home this afternoon, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal, Michael Chionchio.

Chionchio said the explosive devices were found in the unit block of Hunting Ridge Road in the Country Creek development off of Walther Road around 11:00 am. The Delaware State Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit removed the devices and rendered the devices safe.

Deputy State Fire Marshals are working on the criminal investigation to bring this case to a successful conclusion. There were no injuries and no property damaged. Residents returned to their homes around 7:30 pm this evening, said Chionchio.

Special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives assisted in this investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or the State Fire Marshal’s – New Castle Division at (302) 323-5375.

Breaking Report

Newark – Delaware State Police are currently investigating a potential suspicious device at residence in the Country Creek development.

The preliminary investigation occurred on Tuesday, April 8, 2018 when Troopers responded to the unit block of Hunting Ridge Road in reference to information received of a possible suspicious device.  Precautionary measures were taken and the immediate surrounding neighbors were evacuated.

Officials from the State Police, FBI, ATF, State Police EOD Unit and the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office were on scene during the incident. Officials have released few details.

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