Kyle Police investigate false report of active shooter

Updated as of 7:27 p.m. on March 10

Staff Report

Kyle Police responded to a report of an active shooter on the 100 block of Brazos Lane shortly after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10. Police are investigating the report which they believe was false.

The caller reported that an individual was “harming people inside of a home” and “making threats to responding law enforcement.” Residents in the immediate vicinity were evacuated.

Kyle Police announced at about 6:30 p.m. that the area was clear and no injuries were reported.

Police found the home to be empty and believe the call was a hoax to lure local law enforcement in the area,  Chief Jeff Barnett explained in a video update Wednesday evening.

“We train our officers and staff to respond to these active threat situations in the fastest and most efficient way possible,” Barnett said. “Because lost time can lead to lost lives. When someone makes a false report of this nature, they’re not only wasting the valuable time and resources of the police department, but they’re also engaging in a very costly and dangerous prank.”

To watch Barnett’s briefing, visit the city of Kyle’s official Facebook Page.

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