Boy, 17, charged after allegedly making prank kidnapping call, threats
Caller allegedly made death threats against victim if his demands were not met
A 17-year-old Halifax boy is facing a charge of mischief after he allegedly made a prank phone call to police in which he reported a kidnapping and made death threats against a man if his demands were not met.
Halifax Regional Police say they were called about a kidnapping at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
About two hours later, police traced the supposed victim's phone to a home on Rosedale Avenue in the Fairview neighbourhood of Halifax.
Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Halifax police's emergency response team arrested two men and a woman inside the Fairview home and located the purported victim, who was unharmed. Police released the three people without charges.
A short time later, police found and arrested the 17-year-old who allegedly called in the fake kidnapping and threats at a home on Mont Blanc Terrace in north-end Halifax.
Police released the boy who will appear in court at a later date.