All 12 subjects that fled from Delaware River and Bay Authority Police (DRBA) this morning are awaiting deportation, according to DRBA Spokesman James Salmon.
Salmon said all twelve of the subjects were charged with resisting arrest. The driver was charged with minor traffic violations. Homeland Security has put a detainer on the group and they will be housed at Gander Hill until ICE can pick them up for deportation.
The incident occurred at around 9:30 this morning police officers from several police agencies responded to Route 13 in the area of I-295 for reports that several people had fled from a vehicle.
Delaware River and Bay Authority Spokesman James Salmon said department officers pulled over a Toyota Sequoia with Arkansas temporary tags at the I-295SB/I-95NB split for a traffic violation.
During the stop, the 12 individuals fled the scene into a nearby marshland in the area of the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution. All 12 subjects were taken into custody by police with the assistance of Trooper 4 (Delaware State Police Aviation).
At about 1:30 the Department of Corrections issued a statement indicating that the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution was on lockdown.
“Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution is on lockdown due to circumstances outside of our control. Visitation will not occur today. We apologize for the inconvenience.”
Officials with the Department of Corrections have not indicated if the prison is still on lockdown.
We are expecting information regarding the subjects that were taken into custody at any moment. Check back shortly.