Sunday, February 3, 2008

Dorm evacuated after fake 911 hostage call

Students were evacuated from a Lynchburg College dorm in Virginia just after midnight January 26 after 911 dispatchers received a false call that a man was being held against his will by someone with a weapon.

Police responded to the 911 call around 12:30 a.m. The college immediately activated the campus early-alert system and evacuated Tate Hall residents.

Police have charged David Tyler Johnson, of Hayes, with falsely summoning or giving false report to law enforcement, a misdemeanor. He is not a student at the college.

Police say that while searching Tate Hall, they received information that Johnson had been given a ride to a nearby supermarket, where he was found and taken into custody. (info from Lynchburg News & Advance)

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