On Wednesday, 18 April 2018, at approximately 11:32 am, Wilmington Police received a phone call advising of a suspicious vehicle possibly containing a suspected explosive device, which was located in a remote portion of a parking lot, near Interstate 95.
WILMINGTON (DE): Wilmington police say that a report of a suspicious vehicle that possibly had an explosive device inside it was found untrue after investigators spent hours investigating the vehicle.
According to Wilmington police, “members from the Uniformed Services Division responded to the area and located the vehicle. The area was cordon off and the Wilmington Police, Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit was activated in coordination with ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms).”
Officials said, that while they were investigating a second location was established in the 1500 block of Gilpin Avenue, however, as the investigation continued it was determined that there were no explosive devices contained within the vehicle, or within the residence.
“The investigation is on-going at this time. We have every reason to believe that there is no threat to the public”, police said.