Canadian Teen Arrested In Bogus Greenwich Hostage Report

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Canadian officials have charged a teen with reporting several false threats, including one in Greenwich.
Canadian officials have charged a teen with reporting several false threats, including one in Greenwich. Photo Credit: File

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Canadian Law enforcement has charged a 16-year-old with creating several false reports of hostage situations, including one in Greenwich, according to Patch.com. 

Ottawa Police officials arrested the suspect on Tuesday, May 8, on charges of making bogus reports of threats at several schools and homes in the United States and Canada via the Internet, the story said. The reports ranged from bomb threats to hostage situations, Patch.com reported. 

The Greenwich incident occurred April 17 when local officers responded to a report of a hostage situation in a backcountry home. But when police arrived for the call, nobody was home. 

After the call came in, Greenwich police set up a perimeter at the home on Round Hill Road.

A Tweet from the Greenwich Police Department said: "The initial call was for what appeared to be very serious criminal matter. Currently there is no immediate threat to the general public."

Later Capt. Robert Berry released an audio news release, saying: "At this time we do not believe there was any actual hostage situation, and the Greenwich police are continuing to investigate the matter."

The teen has been charged with a total of 60 criminal offenses, Patch.com said. 

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