With tensions running high, the unsubstantiated rumor mill in full throat, Police from one Levittown municipality said there have been no major incidents of looting or vandalism in its jurisdiction.
“At this time, we have received no credible threats against any of the businesses in Falls Township. Please remain calm and we will all get through this together,” a social media post from the Falls Township Police Department said.
“We have assigned additional patrols to deter any potential acts of vandalism, property destruction and theft.”
Rampant unfounded reports from locals on social media continue to circulate on Tuesday.
On Monday, Walmart in the Levittown Towne Center announced it was closing early spurring rumors and false reports to invoke further fear into a situation all ready at peak levels throughout the area.
The Tullytown Police Department asked stores in the shopping center to also close once Walmart decided to do so, officials said in a statement posted online.
In nearby Bristol Borough and Township word of a tentatively scheduled rally for Saturday fed the rumor mill the last 24 hours.
Officials from both municipalities well involved with the planning say a meeting with organizers and officials is scheduled for later this week to work details for the “peaceful rally.”
In Bucks County, peaceful protests have taken place in Doylestown and Levittown in recent days as law enforcement geared up for any potential isssues.
The murder and subsequent arrest of now fired officer, Derek Chauvin has led to protests and demonstrations throughout the country prompting peaceful protests, demonstrations, rioting, heated discussions about race, inequality, and changes to policing.
Chavuin was charged with third degree murder and second degree manslaughter on Friday by prosecutors in Hennepin County.
A video of the alarming incident showing Chauvin (a white officer) leaning on the neck of Floyd with his knee went viral earlier this week.
Chauvin held his knee against Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds according to the criminal complaint filed by prosecutors.
Still yet as evening approaches law enforcement continues to keep a watchful eye throughout the Lower Bucks area.
From Falls Township Police Department: Please know that the Officers of the Falls Township Police Department will continue our work to protect the citizens, businesses and property of this community that we love. We are closely monitoring the situations regarding civil unrest in Philadelphia and NJ. We are working with our Law Enforcement partners throughout Bucks County. We have assigned additional patrols to deter any potential acts of vandalism, property destruction and theft. At this time, we have received no credible threats against any of the businesses in Falls Township. Please remain calm and we will all get through this together.