Troopers Update Barricaded Subject In Dover

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Dover- The Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate an incident in which a Dover man, armed with a handgun, barricaded himself inside his residence, Saturday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident occurred on August 24, 2019, at approximately 10:10 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to a residence in the 2000 block of General’s Way in Dover, in reference to an armed subject who was threatening suicide.

The subject who was identified as a 49-year-old Dover man had made suicidal statements to his wife and was confirmed to be in possession of a handgun. The first Troopers on scene set up a perimeter around the residence at which time they observed the man fire multiple rounds from inside the residence, striking an unoccupied, parked vehicle.

The initial investigation has determined that the rounds were fired at the vehicle and not at any individual. Through a combined effort between the Troopers from Troop 3 who made the initial response and members of the Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team (SORT), who also responded, constructive dialogue was created with the man.

He was ultimately convinced to surrender, and at approximately 11:43 a.m., he exited the residence, at which time he was taken into custody without further incident. He was then transported to a local area hospital for an evaluation. There were no reports of any injuries as a result of this incident.

This case remains under investigation with charges forthcoming, said Austin.

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