Henrico shooting, barricade and bomb threat investigated as hoax

Posted at 4:08 PM, Jan 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-02 17:46:05-05

HENRICO, Va. -- What was thought to be a threat is now being investigated as a hoax.

Henrico Police quickly responded to a shooting call where there was a report of a threatening barricade situation, where a person claimed they have a bomb.

Lt. Eley said that they received a call for a shooting in the 9600 block of Sloman Place, near Gaskins and River Roads, just after 3:30 p.m. Friday.

"Henrico Communications received a call indicating that a female in a home had been shot and residence had been wired with explosives," police said.

A police plane was up in the air, circling the neighborhood, and a command center was set up.

However, after more than an hour on scene, Henrico Police said all who live in the house were accounted for; mother, father, and teenager.

Police will now investigate this as a hoax, though they don't have a suspect yet. The Criminal Investigative Section is investigating the source of the call for service.

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