WINNIPEG - RCMP say they placed a young Manitoba man under arrest after Tennessee and North Carolina 911 operators received false calls about school shooting threats.
Mounties say police forces in both states asked for help after four calls to 911 suggested a man was at a school with a gun and was planning to open fire. Schools went into lockdown, and a large number of police officers and SWAT team personnel were brought in, only to discover the reports were bogus.
All four phone calls were traced to a Manitoba home, and Canadian authorities say further investigation by the RCMP and Winnipeg Police Service revealed that the home was located on the Fisher River Cree Nation.
Manitoba RCMP’s East District Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team conducted a search warrant on the home and brought an 18-year-old man into custody. He’s expected to appear in court at Peguis First Nation in December.