A press conference has been scheduled for 10:30 AM today, at the Bensalem Township Municipal Complex located at 2400 Byberry Road. We will be providing updates on the storm related operations within the township.
Bensalem Township Emergency Management has assessed all impacted areas of the township. We are reporting no loss of life and no serious injuries sustained during the severe storm. The roads will remain closed overnight and the roadways will be assessed first thing in the morning to determine if they are safe to be reopened.
If you need assistance with shelter due to storm damage or power outage, contact Bensalem Police Department at (215) 633-3719.
All of the resources of Bensalem Township have been activated in order to respond to the severe weather in Bensalem Township. Be advised that there are multiple road closures in effect until further notice. The current list includes a complete closure of Street Road from Richlieu Road to Trevose Road; Old Lincoln Highway from Route 1 to Bristol Road; The area of Linconia Park has also been closed to all traffic.
There have been some social media posts and rumors surrounding the incident that occurred at Target Neshaminy yesterday involving a child in a shopping cart. Bensalem Police have thoroughly investigated this incident and spoken to all parties involved.
Our investigation has definitively concluded that this was NOT a kidnapping or abduction attempt.
The person involved in this incident has an intellectual disability. He had no criminal intent when he removed the child from the cart.
Arman Harutuyan, walked out of his residence at Creekside Apartments 2500 Knights Road after having an argument with his mother. Arman is 13 years old and is described as having a skinny build 4’9” tall and weighs 70-80 pounds. He was wearing gray sweat pants with black stripes and a dark colored shirt. His mother said that he takes medication and is possibly undiagnosed with a form of autism. He does not have a cell phone. The area and all possible known locations were checked for an extended period of time with negative results. .
Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo has declared a snow emergency for Bensalem Township. Please avoid any non-essential travel and remove your vehicles from the street so township snow plows can clear the snow in a timely manner. You can see Mayor DiGirolamo's snow emergency video HERE.
We have the full resources of our Bensalem Police Department in place to protect our residents and our community during this time of unrest in Philadelphia. Police Officers from other Departments in Bucks County have been called in to assist in these efforts. Please remain calm and stay in your homes so that our Officers can best and most effectively do their job of keeping Bensalem safe. Thank You.