UPDATE – Criminal Investigation in Fairfield Shopping Center

On June 12, 2023, at about 1240 hours, a phone call was received by the Food Lion store located at 401 New London Road.  The caller made statements referring to a possible explosive in the building.  Management of the store evacuated the building and notified Newark Police.

Responding officers closed off the parking lot around the business while explosive detection dogs responded to the scene.  Explosive detection dogs from Newark Police, University of Delaware Police, Delaware State Police and Delaware Natural Resources Police checked the building and did not locate any explosive devices.  The parking lot was re-opened about 90 minutes after the call and management of the Food Lion re-opened the store shortly thereafter.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. T. Gerasimov at (302) 366-7100 x. 3474 or tgerasimov@newark.de.us.  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.

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