MIAMI SPRINGS (CBSMiami) – What police determined to be a hoax tied up resources and left investigators searching for a 911 caller they said is responsible.
Sunday, Miami Springs police received a call about a hostage situation in the 200 block of Reinnette Drive, according to CBS4 news partner, The Miami Herald.READ MORE: Hollywood Looks To Tighten Animal Abuse Laws
However, after numerous officers from Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens, and Miami-Dade County responded, officials determined it was fake.
The caller reportedly told authorities he had shot someone, taken hostages and had a bomb, a police official said.READ MORE: London-Bound American Airlines Flight Returned To MIA After Couple Refused To Wear Masks
Now officials need to find the caller.
They asked anyone with information about the hoax to call the Miami Springs Police Department at (305) 888-9711.MORE NEWS: Florida COVID-19 Hospitalizations Decrease
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