On March 14, 2018, at approximately 2:30pm, the Dearborn Police Department received a report via telephone of a potentially life threatening situation occurring in the 800 block of Drexel. Due to the nature of the call, a perimeter was established and nearby Bryant Middle School was placed on a temporary lock-down in order to ensure the safety of our community.\r\n\r\nThe police department was ultimately able to determine that the report made was a hoax, and the lockdown was lifted. The initial investigation has identified it as a probable \u201cswatting\u201d incident. A \u201cSwatting incident\u201d is one in which someone calls a police department with a false report, it\u2019s designed to scramble a SWAT team or other armed response.\r\n\r\nThe Dearborn Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the\r\nDearborn Police Department at 313-943-2241.\r\n\r\nDearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad stated, \u201cWe are grateful that officers were able\r\nto quickly and effectively respond to this incident without any injury to themselves or the\r\nPublic. We will work diligently to identify the individual or individuals responsible and hold\r\nthem accountable.