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Man called in fake active shooter cornered Area concert venue to evade arrest, police say


Man called in fake active shooter cornered Area concert venue to evade arrest, police say


A 36-year-old Bay Area man was arrested on suspicion of creating a false call to authorities about a lively shooting situation at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

Mountain View police dispatchers received a call Tuesday evening from 36-year-old Anthony Herrera, who allegedly claimed an active shooter was present at the venue, according to a statement issued by Mountain View police.

Herrera didn't provide further information, and hung up before more information might be obtained, police say.

Patrol teams were dispatched to Shoreline to investigate the situation in the area and found “no validity to the call” and no public threat.

Concurrently, officers conducted a follow-up to ascertain where the decision had come from, and learned from the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety that the decision was allegedly made by Herrera.

Around the time the decision was made, the agency was looking into a report of violence at Herrera’s home, police say.

When officers arrived, they arrested Herrera on charges of corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant, imprisonment , assault , violating a restraining order and issuing a false police report.

The false call happened but every week after the San Jose VTA mass shooting, which left 10 employees dead, including the shooter. It is the deadliest mass shooting in Bay Area history.b

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