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Barricade Subject at Liberty Court Apartments 5-11-16

Incident#:  50-16-15085

Date/Time:   Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 2:59PM

Location:  1289 Walker Road, Dover, DE (Liberty Court Apts-B Building)

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


The Dover Police Department peacefully resolved a barricade situation at Liberty Court Apartments on Wednesday afternoon.  Officers were called to B-Building of the complex at 2:59PM for reports of a resident breaking windows, throwing items outside of the 2nd floor residence, and acting unruly.  When officers arrived, the person inside the apartment had a hammer and refused to cooperate with officers.  At that time, the Dover Police Department activated their Crisis Negotiation Team and Special Operations Team to the scene.  Other assisting agencies included Kent County Paramedics, Dover Fire Department, Cheswold EMT, and Kent County Emergency Services Command Post.

At 4:41PM, the person inside the apartment began speaking with officers from the 2nd floor balcony and peacefully exited the apartment with the help of a ladder.  Officers secured the person without incident and they were transported to a nearby hospital for an evaluation and treatment  of a condition that caused the abnormal behavior.

During the incident, the only property damaged was restricted to the apartment the subject was living in.  The Dover Police Department will not release the name of the person due to the medical condition that caused the episode.  Criminal charges are not anticipated at the present time.