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Brandywine Target Evacuated By State Police, Troopers Issue Statement

Readers have reported that the Delaware State Police have ordered the evacuation of the Brandywine Target located at 1050 Brandywine Pkwy.

Customers were told to leave the store immediately without making their purchases, according to the reports. We’re also hearing that the Target at Christiana Mall may be closed as well. That has not been confirmed.

There is not currently any looting activity that is being reported.

The Delaware State Police have issued the following statement.

Delaware- In light of the recent tragedy and current events that have struck our nation, the Delaware State Police remain committed to our mission to serve and protect our citizens.

With protests occurring throughout the United States, we understand that many of our citizens here in Delaware also want to exercise their 1st Amendment Right and have their voices heard to include the right to peaceably assemble.  Our goal is to allow our citizens to protest as safely as possible, while we protect individuals as well as public and private property.

The Delaware State Police will continue to do our part and see that these protests remain peaceful.  Over the past several days, some peaceful demonstrations in cities across the country have turned violent.  We are asking our citizens to do their part in helping us protect our communities by refraining from violence.  We also ask our citizens to report any suspicious activity and if they witness a crime to call their local police department,

Special Notice: If you have photos of police movements or staging areas do not post that information on our page.

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