NEWINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Police are searching for the individual who placed a 911 name Sunday that triggered an immense police response to a house in Newington where no crime appears to have been dedicated.
Sgt. Matthew D’Esposito of Newington Police tells information 8, a 911 name got here into Hartford Police Sunday afternoon about a possible shooting on Church road in Newington.
The name changed into transferred to Newington Police and brought on a multi-city police response.
When officers arrived on the place of the said incident, they found no crime had been dedicated.
Sgt. D’Esposito noted, “we had been able to determine no such event happened here and there turned into no indication of any adventure even akin to that happening.”
Occupants of the domestic have been taken by surprise when police arrived, and neighbors inform information 8 they have been bewildered via the police presence.
David and Debra Brodacki-Magnan told news eight it become frightening to see so a whole lot police exercise in their quiet regional: “Confusion! identical to, what is happening? to look this many after which see an out-of-state cruiser…And state troopers.”
Police say the investigation has became to the 911 caller and the legitimacy of the name.
“We are actually in the process of investigating the origin of that name and the intention of the caller…Police responses like this can also be a dangerous situation so it’s our intention to identify the caller and find out what the intention of the call is,” Sgt. D’Esposito introduced.
When someone calls in a pretend crime to 911, it’s called ‘swatting’ and is against the law.
Sgt. D’Esposito went on to say, “It’s now not necessarily a standard daily demand individual communities, but it surely is a standard category of name where americans can also place false calls. We’re nonetheless investigating it, so we don’t be aware of exactly what’s happening right here.”
The neighbors we spoke to assert they’re grateful all and sundry is ok and thankful for the work via police: “They definitely do a great job and we need to thank them.”