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Bomb Threat at Dover Police Dept 1-29-16

Complaint # 50-16-2983

Date/Time:  Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 5:16PM

Location:  Dover Police Dept, 400 S. Queen Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department was forced to evacuate their police station at 5:17PM on Thursday evening when a bomb threat was received through our 911 center, stating a bomb had been placed inside of the building.  Our 911 center immediately transferred calls to the Kent County Department of Public Safety to avoid loss of services to the City of Dover residents upon receiving the call. The police station was cleared of any threats with assistance from the Delaware State Police and Delaware Capitol Police K9 Units, and the department resumed operations within the department by 6:20PM.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at http://www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App.