Authorities: Dover Barricaded Subject Pull Knife On His Mom, Shot At Troopers

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Dover- The Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate the incident in which a subject barricaded himself inside his residence and fired shots at State Troopers, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on June 25, 2019, at approximately 9:12 a.m, when a mother responded to Troop 3 to report that her 38-year-old son, Justin Topolski had threatened her with a knife during an argument while inside their residence, located in the unit block of Howe Drive.

Members of the Troop 3 Patrol responded to the residence in an attempt to contact Topolski. Upon their arrival, Topolski entered the residence and refused verbal commands to exit. A perimeter was set up around the residence, when Topolski fired shots in the direction of Troopers, subsequently striking a marked DSP Tahoe that was parked in the driveway, said Jaffe.

At approximately 12:59 p.m., Topolski exited the residence and was taken into custody without further incident. He was transported to a local area hospital for an evaluation. There were no reports of any injuries as a result of this incident.


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