Update: Dover Barricaded Subject Taken Into Custody

At approximately 12:59 p.m., a 38-year-old male was taken into custody after he surrendered. He is currently being transported to an area hospital for an evaluation. There have been no reports of any injuries as a result of this incident.

Detectives continue to investigate this incident and charges may be forthcoming. Howe Drive will be re-opened momentarily.


Dover – State Troopers continue to operate on Howe Drive, Dover, for a report of a possibly armed barricaded subject located in a residence. The subject continues to remain barricaded inside the residence.

The Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team and Conflict Management Teams are attempting to make contact with the male subject and are continuing to attempt to persuade him to surrender.

Residents in the area remain evacuated and Howe Drive continues to remain closed.  Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternate routes of travel.

Original Report

Dover The Delaware State Police are currently operating in the unit block of Howe Drive, Dover for a report of a possibly armed barricaded subject located in a residence.

The incident began at approximately 9:12 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, when troopers were contacted to the residence to check on the welfare of an unstable male subject alone in the house.

Troopers continue to assess the situation with no further details available at this time.

Several residences in the area of the incident have been evacuated as a precaution. Howe Road is currently closed. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternate routes of travel.



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