Troopers Say Six Hour Closure Of Route 4 Due To Verbal Domestic

Newark – Delaware State Police say that the closure of Route 4 was due to loud bangs.

Officials said at approximately 6:09 p.m. the Delaware State Police responded to the 700 block of E. Chestnut Hill Road, for a report of loud bangs. Radio reports indicated that police were responding to a shots fired incident.

Troopers and Special Operations Response Team responded out of an abundance of caution for the residents and the community. Further investigation determined the incident was not criminal in nature, and only a verbal domestic had occurred. There were no injures as a result of this incident.

The area of E. Chestnut Hill Rd. (Rt. 4) was closed in both directions between Augusta Dr. and Salem Church Rd. for approximately six hours as a result of the investigation. The roadway is now open.
Breaking Report

The Delaware State Police have shut down Route 4 in Newark after reports of shots fired.

Local residents are reporting that police are telling them that this a barricaded subject situation.

Troopers have been observed with their weapons drawn.

We have blurred the photo for officer safety reasons.

Officials released the following statement:

The Delaware State Police are currently conducting an investigation in the 700 block of E. Chestnut Hill Rd., Newark. At this time the incident is contained to a specific residence, however as a precautionary measure E. Chestnut Hill Rd. (Rt. 4) has been closed in both directions between Augusta Dr. and Salem Church Rd.

Citizens will notice a police presence in the vicinity and are asked to avoid the area. The investigation is active and ongoing with further details being released as they become available.


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