Kyle Police receive false report of active shooter

Staff Reports

KYLE, TEXAS  The Kyle Police Department responded to a report of an active shooter on the 100 block of Brazos Lane.   

The call came in at 4:02 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10. The caller reported that an individual was harming individuals inside the home as well as making threats to harm law enforcement. The City of Kyle issued a shelter in place alert to residents in the area via the Warn Central Texas Emergency Alert system and social channels. Once police arrived on site, homes in the immediate vicinity were evacuated.  

When police made entry into the home, no one was found inside.  

Kyle Police believe at this time that the call was a hoax attempting to lure law enforcement into 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.”  

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.  

The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time. 

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