July 11, 2019 6:05 am

17-year-old boy arrested after kidnapping prank call: police

Officers were able to trace the victim’s phone to an address in the first block of Rosedale Avenue.

Graeme Benjamin/Global News

A teenager is facing a charge of mischief after police received a call of a kidnapping in Halifax Wednesday night.

Halifax Regional Police say they responded to the report of a kidnapping and threats to cause death to a man at around 8 p.m.

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Officers were able to trace the victim’s phone to an address in the 0-50 block of Rosedale Avenue, but they weren’t able to make contact with the people inside the home.

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However, members of the Emergency Response Team were able to arrest three people inside the home at around 1:25 a.m., where they also located the victim in good health.

Investigators were able to locate and arrest the suspect who allegedly made the call at an address in the 3800 block of Mont Blanc Terrace.

Police believe the 17-year-old suspect made the call to police and claimed the victim was “kidnapped and would be killed if his demands were not met.”

Investigators later determined the call was a prank.

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The teen has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

The three people arrested on Rosedale Avenue were released without charges.

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