Happening Now: Multiple Armored Vehicles, Bomb Squad On Scene In Kent County

Just after 1:00, Sunday afternoon rescue crews responded to a home in 300 block of Hopewell Drive in Clayton for reports of a patient suffering an unknown medical problem. Shortly after the initial dispatch additional crews were added to the call. Trooper 4 was also added to the incident.

Sources in law enforcement tell First State Update that the incident involves a shooting and a barricaded subject.

We know that police have been on scene since the initial call. We also know that Trooper 4 and Trooper 2 have been alternating over the scene for the last couple of hours as well.  We know that they are focused on the area surrounding the 300 block of Hopewell Drive. It’s not clear, however, if the subject they are focused on is in a home or hiding somewhere.

Delaware State Police issued the following statement a couple of hours ago:

“Delaware State Police are currently conducting a criminal investigation in the area of Hopewell Drive. As a result, there is an increased police presence in the area and Hopewell Drive is currently closed between Chance Road and Underwoods Corner Road. This investigation is in the early stages and is active and ongoing. Additional information will be released once it becomes available.”

First State Update has received multiple reports of armored vehicles headed into the area. Photos provided by readers confirm that armored vehicles and the state bomb squad are on scene.


This is a developing story.


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