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Bomb threat a false alarm


Last updated 1/19/2021 at 3:48pm

A bomb threat on Royalty Place in Fountain on Friday turned out to be a false alarm, according to the Fountain Police Department:

On Jan. 15 FPD officers responded to reports of a bomb threat in the 500 block of Royalty Place.

The preliminary investigation revealed this appears to be a “Swatting” call. The occupants of the residence involved are fully cooperating with the investigation. There are no anticipated charges for the residents.

A “Swatting” call is a criminal harassment tactic of deceiving emergency services into sending police to another person’s address. This is trigge...

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