(Middletown, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Middletown police are charging a city man after they say he called 911 this week, telling a dispatcher someone inside the Walnut Street residence was armed with a handgun and threatening to shoot people.

It was around 3:00 Thursday afternoon that Middletown officers and detectives surrounded the multi-family home for about an hour, shutting surrounding streets to vehicluar and pedestrian traffic with all getting out safely.

Police questioned a man inside who they say told them a prank call may have been placed by his son, 36-year-old Jakori Locklear.  They say the father told them he’d been having problems lately with his son.

Locklear was located a short time later on Main Street.

Police say it was later determined that a cell phone found on Locklear was the one used to place to place the bogus call.

Locklear is now facing charges of falsely reporting an incident, misuse of 911, breach of peace, and reckless endangerment.

He was being held on $10,000, pending an appearance in Superior Court.


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