KYLE, Texas - The Kyle Police Department is now investigating a false report of an active shooter in a Kyle neighborhood Wednesday evening.
A caller reported just after 4 p.m. March 10 that a person was harming others inside a home in the 100 block of Brazos Lane in the Silverado neighborhood and was also making threats to harm law enforcement.
In response, the city of Kyle issued a shelter in place alert to residents in the area, and homes in the immediate vicinity were evacuated once police arrived.
However, officers found no one inside the home, leading Kyle police to believe that the call was a hoax attempting to lure law enforcement to the area.
"We train our officers and staff to respond to these active-threat situations in the fastest most efficient way possible because lost time can lead to lost lives," Kyle Police Chief Jeff Barnett said. "When someone makes a false report of this nature, they are not only wasting the valuable time and resources of our police department, but they are also engaging in a very costly and dangerous prank."
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Kyle Police say that making such a false report is a criminal offense and they are investigating and will take legal action if necessary.
The investigation is ongoing.