Fake 911 Call Sends Police to Congressman Rogers' Home

Fake 911 Call Sends Police to Congressman Rogers' Home

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Apr 29, 2013

According to Howell Police, a man made a fake 911 call through the the internet on Saturday night. He claimed that he shot and killed his spouse and that he is suicidal. Police say the caller claimed he had barricaded himself inside the home and has knowledge of how to make a bomb.

Howell Police and the Livingston County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene which happens to be Congressman Mike Rogers' home in Howell. The home was empty and authorities determined the call was a hoax.

Saturday night, Congressman Rogers and his wife were at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington D.C. He released the following statement in response to the incident:

"Last night police investigated a threat to our home in Howell. I appreciate the quick and professional response of the Howell Police Department and the Livingston County Sheriff. While this turned out to be an unfortunate prank, it is a reminder of the real threats faced by our law enforcement community every day. " – Congressman Mike Rogers