Report of Home Invasion, Serious Assault in Milford Deemed Hoax

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    NBC Philadelphia

    Authorities are investigating after someone called Milford police to report a home invasion and serious assault that they say never occurred.

    Police said they were called out to 5 Union Street in Milford around 10:15 a.m. Jan. 27. The caller reported a break-in and told police the intruder had attacked and seriously injured a resident.

    Milford police arrived to find there had been no intruder and no assault. Police said the incident had been falsely reported, and that hoaxes such as these are known as “swatting” and taken very seriously.

    Police are investigating the false report.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Milford police Det. Frawley at 203-877-1465, email or navigate to the “Crime Tips” section of the Milford Police Department website.