UPPER Darby Police have announced a mandatory curfew of 8 p.m. effective today, Sunday May 31, Your Content has learned.
“Due to the recent events in the region and in consultation with the Upper Darby Police and Fire Departments, Mayor Barbarann Keffer is issuing a public safety curfew for Upper Darby Township,” an alert issued by Upper Darby Police Department reads.
“The curfew shall be imposed beginning Sunday, May 31st from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for all persons within Upper Darby Township and will continue until further notice.”
“Residents may only leave their homes to work at essential businesses, to seek medical attention or seek assistance of law enforcement”
Mayor Keffer added: “These steps are being taken out of an abundance of caution and concern for public safety and we appreciate your cooperation.”
What’s more, Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrelli, Adjutant General of Pennsylvania has 600 national guardsmen on standby, according to a statement released just before 6 p.m.
“Under the authority of Governor Tom Wolf and at the direction of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, the Pennsylvania National Guard has placed over 600 Guardsmen on state active duty to provide support to local law enforcement in keeping order during protests,” Gov. Wolf issued in a statement.
“The Pennsylvania National Guard is ready to provide safety and protection to our communities,” said Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrelli, Adjutant General of Pennsylvania. “Our troops are trained to protect life, preserve property and ensure people’s right to peacefully demonstrate.”
The Guard units are able to conduct operations in support of civil authorities to enhance local law enforcement’s ability to provide continued public safety and critical infrastructure security.
Developing now. Details to follow.