Burling­ton mur­der re­port was false alarm

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

Hal­ton po­lice say a re­ported mur­der in Burling­ton called in Fri­day morn­ing was false.

The 911 call an­nounc­ing some­one had been killed Fri­day morn­ing sparked a large po­lice re­sponse, with emer­gency ser­vices ve­hi­cles briefly block­ing down­town-bound traf­fic on Brant Street near Leigh­land Road around 10:30 a.m.

But Sgt. Barry Mal­ciw said a search of an ad­dress on that stretch of Brant con­cluded the re­port was false. Mal­ciw said the in­ci­dent is still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, but no other de­tails would im­me­di­ately be re­leased.

All po­lice ve­hi­cles had left the scene by 11 a.m.

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