By Scott Bolthouse—Hub Editor
A 911 call reporting a break-in and a person being held at gunpoint Friday morning in Huron Township turned out to be false, according to police.
At 6:47 a.m., a resident living in the 27000 block of Bluebird Drive called 911 and said that a family member was being held at gunpoint by a person who had just broken into her house.
Public Safety Director Everette Robbins says that Huron police responded to the home in emergency fashion with the mutual aid of Sumpter police, Metropark police, and Flat Rock police.
When officers made entry into the house, all residents inside were found safe and it was revealed that no home invasion had happened.
“We want to get the word out to our residents as soon as possible that your neighborhood is safe. I have received multiple calls from residents, and rightfully so, that were frightened by the police response. We took this call seriously at all times and responded accordingly to the information that we had at the times,” Robbins said.
No weapons were found during a search of the home, and the incident remains under investigation.
It appears to police that a family member misinterpreted a conversation with another resident inside of the house.
Robbins said that extra patrol officers on duty this morning in the township assisted regular patrol staff during the call.
“Any way that we have the ability to have more officers on patrol and available in an emergency situation benefits the entire community,” he said.
“We appreciate the great working relationship we have with our area police departments and thank them for the assistance. We are thankful that this incident was not as reported, but if it had been, the response of our neighboring jurisdictions would have been crucial to a safe outcome.”