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Man arrested for false reporting of active shooter at Fountain Walmart


Last updated 7/5/2022 at 2:42pm

Christian Elenga

A man was arrested the evening of June 29 after police say he falsely reported an active shooter at the Walmart on Hwy. 85-87.

Numerous police and fire officials responded to the scene just before 8 p.m. to evacuate the area, clear the scene and investigate. After some time, the area was cleared.

After officers determined there wasn't an active shooter, they worked to figure out who made the 9-1-1 phone call, according to an FPD news release.

A short time later, officers located the adult male who made the call and placed him into custody. He has been identified as 27-year-old Christian Ele...

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