MOUNTAIN VIEW – A 36-year-old Sunnyvale resident has been arrested on suspicion of falsely reporting an active shooter at the Shoreline Amphitheater, police said.
The Mountain View Police Department said in a news release that around 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, a man called officers and said there was an active shooter at the venue at 1 Amphitheater Parkway. He did not give any other details and hung up the phone.
As patrols searched the amphitheater, police found the call back to a house on Hamlin Court in Sunnyvale. Police said the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety identified the caller and said he reported the active shooter around the same time that officers were sent to the residence to report domestic violence.
After a search of the site and no further reports of an active shooter, police determined that the call had no merit and did not pose a threat to public safety.
Meanwhile, the caller was arrested on suspicion of making a false police report as well as causing bodily injury to the spouse, false imprisonment, resisting arrest and violating a restraining order, police said.
The incident happened a week after an active shooter was reported at the Valley Transportation Authority Light Rail Yard at 101 West Younger Avenue in San Jose. An employee nine coworkers shot dead before fatally shooting himself, officials said.
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