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Teen Arrested in Home Invasion That Launched Lockdowns



    A teen is accused in an armed home invasion that launched school lockdowns. (Published Friday, Nov. 22, 2013)

    Police arrested a teenager for a violent home invasion that prompted the lockdown of schools and a library Thursday.

    Delaware State Police say that the disguised 14-year-old boy, who police didn't identify since he is a minor, and another male entered a home on the unit block of Bungalow Avenue in Elsmere, Del. around 1:40 p.m. and displayed a gun and knife before burglarizing the home.

    Armed Home Invasion Forces School Lockdowns

    [PHI] Armed Home Invasion Forces School Lockdowns
    A home was robbed in Elsmere, Delaware Thursday afternoon forcing two nearby schools to lockdown. Police are now searching for the gunman.
    (Published Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013)

    A woman and her 17-month-old child were home at the time, according to police.

    The suspects left launching a manhunt in the area that prompted police to place nearby Austin Baltz Elementary School at 1500 Spruce Street and All Saints Catholic School along 907 New Road under lockdown around 3 p.m. A nearby library was also closed.

    Late Thursday night,m police announced the arrest of the teenage suspect. He was arraigned on a slew of charges including kidnapping, robbery and home invasion and sent to the New Castle County youth detention center on $106,000 cash bail.

    The other male involved remained on the loose Friday morning.

    Police say the mother and her young child weren't hurt in the home invasion

    It wasn't clear what was stolen.

    The lockdowns were lifted around 3:40 p.m., officials said. 


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