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State of Emergency in Delco Community

Rash of violence prompts action in Darby Borough



    Community Reacts to State of Emergency in Darby

    Officials in Darby Borough institute a state of emergency and curfew to deal with an outbreak of gun violence. (Published Saturday, June 25, 2011)

    Darby Borough officials are enforcing a curfew after declaring a state of emergency in their town. 

    The action was prompted by five shootings in a 72-hour period. None of the shootings were fatal. And police would like to keep it that way.

    “Under this state of emergency, any person observed outdoors or in a public place within the limits of the borough of Darby between the hours of 8 pm and 6 am shall be subject to an immediate stop and frisk” said Mayor Helen Thomas at a news conference Friday night.

    Thomas said the curfew applies to adults and juveniles.

    Police will be on the lookout for groups of three or more people.

    The curfew will be in effect for at least 10 days.