Milford police were still at the scene Monday afternoon of what they termed a “hoax call.”
According to police, the department received a phone call Monday at 10:13 a.m. from a telecommunications service reporting that there were intruders inside a home at 5 Union Street in Milford. Police were informed that someone had been seriously assaulted and required medical attention.
When police arrived at the residence they found there were no intruders and that the incident was falsely reported, according to Police Spokesman Jeff Nielsen.
“Detectives are currently on scene investigating the nature and origin of the communications used to report the fictitious complaint,” Nielsen said in a statement he released at 2 p.m. Monday.
The circumstances of the complaint are similar to incidents termed “swatting,” where people create a hoaxed deployment of emergency services to a particular address.
“These types of malicious activities create disruptions to emergency services and are taken very seriously by law enforcement agencies,” Nielsen said.
Police are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Frawley at 203-877-1465 email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit milfordpd.org and click on “Crime Tips.”