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School Lockdowns Lifted After Reported Home Invasion In Elsmere

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ELSMERE, Del., (CBS) – Two schools in Wilmington, Delaware were placed on precautionary lockdown after a reported home invasion in the area.

Police responded at about 1:40 p.m. to the unit block of Bungalow Avenue in Elsmere.

Investigators say a woman and her 17-month-old child were home when two suspects entered the residence displaying a gun and knife.

Elsmere Police, New Castle County Police and Delaware State Police canvassed the area for two males.

As a precaution, Baltz Elementary School and All Saints Catholic School were placed on lockdown.

Investigators say a reverse 911 call to area residents assisted officers in apprehending a juvenile suspect in the area of the 1600 block of Montgomery Road.

The lockdown of the schools were lifted at about 3:45 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

No injuries were reported.

Police are not releasing any additional details at this time.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Elsmere Police at (302) 998-1173 or CrimeStoppers.


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