Massachusetts State Police are investigating a hoax call in which man threatened to kill "anyone" at a Millbury inn.
The swatting call was received shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday when a man claimed to have a gun and said he planned to shoot "anyone" at the Wheelock Inn, state police said. Millbury police lost contact with the caller and responded to the scene.
State police, a tactical unit and K-9s made entry into the inn and assessed the scene. The building was empty and there was no evidence of any recent entry.
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Authorities said the number used to make the threat originated from Ohio. Millbury police plan to perform a follow-up investigation.