Cops search for caller who reported gunman near Western campus - New York News

Cops search for prank caller who reported gunman near Western campus

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Police officers said the report of a gunman near Western Illinois University's campus was a prank call, and they want to find the person responsible.

The incident began around6 p.m. Wednesday, when police got a call that someone inside a home near the campus in Macomb had a gun.

Police evacuated nearby homes as a precaution.

After failing to reach anyone inside the home, police used a robot and determined there was no one inside.

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