Barricaded Subject Near Middletown Surrenders To Police

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Middletown – The armed subject who had barricaded himself on the property at a residence located in the 1900 block of Middleneck Road has surrendered to police without further incident, according to the Delaware State Police.

Officials said the man who was armed with a rifle, had barricaded himself in the rear yard of the property just after 6:00 a.m., this morning. He surrender to Troopers at approximately 10:54 a.m. at which time he was taken into custody without incident.

A heavy police presence remains in the area as the investigation continues.

There were no injuries related to this incident.

Breaking Report

Middletown – At around 10:00 last evening Delaware State Police responded to a home on Blackbird Greenspring Road for reports of shots fired.

Initial reports are that several rounds were fired into the home and the suspect fled the scene.

As a result of that incident, Troopers responded to a home on Middle Neck Road in Middletown.

The Delaware State Police said they are currently operating at a residence located in the 1900 block of Middleneck Road, in reference to an armed subject, that barricaded himself on the property this morning.

Affected residences in the adjacent area have been evacuated as a precautionary measure. As a result of the ongoing operation there are the following road closures:

Middleneck Rd. between Warwick Rd. (DE 299) and Old Telegraph Rd.
Warwick Rd. (DE 299) between Rt. 301 (Exit 2) and the Maryland line.
Further details regarding the incident will be released as they become available.

Additional details will be released one the situation has been brought under control.

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