Alerts
By: Sutton StokesJanuary 21, 2021

Shelter-in-Place Advisory Lifted

The Elkins Police Department released the following on 1/21 at 10:51 p.m.

The shelter-in-place advisory for South Elkins has been lifted. There is no further threat to public safety related to this incident.

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The Elkins Police Department has released the following advisory on 1/21 at 6:25 p.m.

Advisory

Residents of the First Ward neighborhood in Elkins are advised to immediately shelter in place because of a police SWAT operation. We will announce when this order is lifted.

Affected Area

Elkins First Ward, AKA South Elkins.

The shelter-in-place order is for the area bounded to the west by Georgetown Road/Livingston Avenue; to the north by Twelfth Street; and to the east and south by the Tygart River. The advisory also applies to the Bridgewater neighborhood.

Instructions

Until the all-clear is given, remain in your homes. Do not go outside. Stay away from windows. Do not answer your door.

Duration

We will announce when the operation concludes and the area is secure.

T.C. Bennett

Chief of Police

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