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Man Involved in Barricade Situation Near Dover Charged With Attempted Murder

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Justin M. Topolski Justin M. Topolski

DOVER, Del.- Delaware State Police say a man who barricaded himself inside a home southeast of Dover in late June has been charged with attempted murder and related offenses.

According to police, on Friday, July 12, 38-year-old Justin M. Topolski was released from the Rockford Center (Behavioral Health Facility) and transported to Troop 2 where he was processed and charged with:

  • Attempted first-degree murder
  • Three Counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Two Counts of firs-degree Reckless Endangering creates a Substantial Risk of Death
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
  • Aggravated menacing
  • Terroristic threatening
  • Offensive touching

Topolski was arraigned was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in default of $665,100 cash bond.

Police said the incident occurred shortly after 9 a.m. on June 25 when Topolski's mother reported that her son 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.

There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident, police said.  

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