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Updated: Man in Custody After Barricade Situation Near Dover

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A Delaware State Police vehicle on the scene of a barricade situation on Howe Drive in Dover, Tuesday, June 25. (Photo: WBOC) A Delaware State Police vehicle on the scene of a barricade situation on Howe Drive in Dover, Tuesday, June 25. (Photo: WBOC)

DOVER, Del.- Delaware State Police say a man who barricaded himself inside a home southeast of Dover for several hours Tuesday was taken into custody after he surrendered.

Police say the incident occurred at approximately 9:12 a.m., when a mother responded to Troop 3 to report that her 38-year-old son, Justin Topolski, had threatened her with a knife during an argument while inside the home on Howe Drive. 

Police said when troopers responded to the home, Topolski went back inside and refused to come.

Troopers set up a perimeter around the home, when Topolski fired shots at them and hit a marked DSP Tahoe that was parked in the driveway.

Right before 1 p.m., Topolski walked out of the home and was taken into custody without further incident.

According to police, Topolski was transported to an area hospital for an evaluation. There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident, police said.  

Several homes in the area of the incident were evacuated as a precaution and Howe Drive was closed.

Police said detectives continue to investigate this incident and charges may be forthcoming. 

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