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Friday, April 25, 2014

Hoax Prompts Police Response Last Night

A bomb threat at the North End McDonald's turning out to be a hoax.

Sgt. Dave Cowan telling CHSJ News their officers were called to the restaurant around 10:30 last night and it was briefly evacuated.

It may be related to a North America trend called "swatting" where hackers make prank emergency calls that prompt a swat team response.

An incident at a school in Hartland yesterday and one at Simonds High last year where a bomb threat was called in could also be related to the same hoax.

Sgt. Cowan tells us City police will be looking into it today but no one has been detained or arrested.