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Sarpy County stress dangers of false reports after fake 911 call

Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 9:55 PM CDT
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PAPILLION, Neb. (WOWT) - Horrifying moments for one Papillion family last night. Law enforcement rushed to a home near Bear Creek Drive and Crystal Creek Drive after a 911 call came in that a person inside the home was shot.

When Sarpy County Sheriff’s deputies got to the scene, they found nothing. The family says nothing like this ever happened in their neighborhood.

So when they got a knock on their door at 11 p.m. last night, they were not expecting to be greeted by law enforcement.

The family says they don’t want to be identified but they say when they answered their door, deputies were surrounding their entire home with guns out of their holsters.

The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office says they searched the entire home and found no one injured inside. Law enforcement is still investigating but they say false reports are a serious crime.

“Anytime you have a call of a shooting of a violent nature or anything like that, they go with an increased sense of determination and safety. It’s a very dangerous type of call, obviously telling us that there is somebody in danger when they are not. [It] is very irresponsible and people can get hurt that way,” said Capt. Chris Culler, Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office is still investigating where the call came from but they say, they know it originated from an app.

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