Active shooter hoax prompts evacuation at Texas college
An unidentified woman called 911 saying that someone was in a room trying to shoot her
By PoliceOne Staff
HOUSTON — A 911 call from a woman claiming she saw a gunman on a college campus has been determined to be a hoax.
ABC13.com reported that Lone Star College-North Harris County campus was evacuated Thursday night. A woman called 911 just after 8 p.m. and said there was an active shooter on campus.
"She quickly said, 'Hurry, hurry, he's coming to shoot me now, he's coming in the room, hurry,'" Lone Star College Police Chief Paul Willingham said.
Close to 100 police officers responded to the call.
Chief Willingham said charges will be filed against the woman once she's identified.