Just In: Police Action Near Cooke Elementary School, Newport Gap Pike Closed

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The Delaware State Police are currently conducting an investigation at a residence in the 4000 block of Newport Gap Pike, in regards to an incident that was reported at approximately 9:05 a.m., Monday, October 21, 2019.

Initial reports of shots fired at the home have not been confirmed by State Police. Radio reports indicate that at least one person was taken into custody before the home was cleared by police.

Police said the incident was contained to this specific location and at this time the area is secure and there is no threat to public safety.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, Newport Gap Pike between Graves Rd. and McKennas Church Rd. is closed. There will continue to be an increased police presence as the investigation continues.

While the incident was taking place State Police put nearby Cooke Elementary School on lockdown as a precaution. The lockdown has since been lifted.

Further details regarding the incident will be released as they become available.

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