This was the scene of an alleged bomb situation near Stein Highway and Atlanta Road as of 12:30 a.m. Friday.
David A. Donoway
SEAFORD, Del.- Seaford police have identified a suspect taken into custody following a suspicious package investigation at the Rite Aid pharmacy on Atlanta Road.
Forty-one-year-old David A. Donoway of Seaford is charged with seven counts of reckless endangering, wearing a disguise, possession of a destructive weapon and possession of a hoax device. He is being held in the Department of Corrections on $71,000 secured bond.
Police said that at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, a man wearing latex gloves and hooded sweatshirt walked into the Rite Aid. Police said employees thought the man looked suspicious and called 9-1-1. When officers arrived on the scene, the man was inside his vehicle. Authorities said he had a box with small wires and duct tape attached, along with a note that read, "Give me the Oxycontin and Xanax or the bomb will go off." The Delaware State Police Bomb Squad responded and determined the box to be a hoax device.
The suspect, later identified as Donoway, was taken into custody on the aforementioned charges.
Following the incident, some Seaford residents said this appears to be a cry for help. Steve Grabner said, "With the way the economy has been going, local areas have been having problems with bombs, shootings, robberies... and with the way the economy is going it's probably going to get even worse yet."
Esther Chambers said, "I'd be scared to death. I'd have to go find out what was going on and find out if everybody else was OK."
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