Woman arrested after making false report of shooting

LACEY, Wash. (AP) — Police in Lacey say a report of a shooting that drew a large police response to 15th Avenue Northeast was a false alarm.

The Olympian reports a woman in her 50s was arrested Thursday on suspicion of giving a false report.

Police say the woman called emergency dispatchers at 11:55 a.m. and said someone had been shot in the face and later that multiple shots had been fired in a residential area.

Lacey Detective Jon Mason says police and Thurston County Sheriff's deputies responded but found no victim, and neighbors reported hearing no shooting.

Mason says this wasn't the first time she has called and made a false report, but this is the first time of this magnitude.


Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com

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