Dearborn News

    Dearborn’s Bryant Middle School no longer on police lockdown after false threat.

    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.
    The 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 “swatting” incident. A “Swatting incident” is one in which someone calls a police department with a false report, it’s designed to scramble a SWAT team or other armed response.
    The Dearborn Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the
    Dearborn Police Department at 313-943-2241.
    Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad stated, “We are grateful that officers were able
    to quickly and effectively respond to this incident without any injury to themselves or the
    Public. We will work diligently to identify the individual or individuals responsible and hold
    them accountable.

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