Active shooter situation in Kyle was a ‘very costly and dangerous prank’, police say

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KYLE, Texas Talk1370. com — An active shooter situation in a Kyle neighborhood Wednesday afternoon was a hoax, officials said. . . According to Kyle Police, a call came in just after 4 p. m. Wednesday afternoon, reporting an individual harming others inside a home in the 100 block of Brazos Lane, just off Rebel Drive west of Interstate 35. . . The report also said the subject was making threats to harm law enforcement. . . City officials called for nearby residents to shelter in place, and homes in the immediate vicinity were evacuated once police arrived on scene. . . Once police made entry into the home, no one was found inside. . . 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. . . Making a false report to the police is a criminal offense. The Kyle Police Department is investigating the call and will take legal action if necessary.

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