Melrose Police Department

Melrose Police Respond to False Report of Active Shooter

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Melrose Police Respond to False Report of Active Shooter

No Danger to Public

Some members of the media have inquired about this incident:

MELROSE — Police Chief Michael L. Lyle reports that the Melrose Police Department responded to a home on Prospect Street on Sunday evening after receiving a computer-generated phone call from an unknown caller stating that there were “shots fired” and an “active shooter” at the location.

Officers quickly determined that there was no danger or threat to the residence.

“It appears that someone was trying to elicit a police response by making a false report,” Chief Lyle said. “We take incidents like this very seriously, and will conduct a thorough investigation.”

The incident is under investigation by the Melrose Police Department.

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