Pleasantville Neighborhood Barricaded Subject In Custody

A subject has been taken into custody, and this incident has reached a peaceful resolution, according to police. Catherine Street is now open.

Officials indicated that further details will be released shortly.


New Castle County Police just released the following statement regarding the incident “Police Activity: Catherine Street is currently closed due to heavy Police Activity. Pleasantville Elementary School is not involved, they will be dismissed at the regular time.”

Original Report

Officials with the Colonial School District announced this afternoon, Friday, February 1, 2019, that the Pleasantville Elementary School was on a modified lockdown.

New Castle County Police and ambulance crews are on scene at a home on Catherine Street near the school. It’s believed that authorities are dealing with a domestic dispute at the home.

It’s unclear what time the incident began, however, we do know that the ambulance crews were called to the area just after 11:00 this morning.

Local authorities have alerted the Colonial School District that there is police activity at a home near Pleasantville Elementary School. As a safety precaution, the school is currently in a modified lockdown and additional staff are on site. We will keep families apprised of any changes, but students and staff are safe and classes are continuing, read a Facebook post by the district.

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