On 03-01-22 Blue Earth County Dispatch received a call from someone saying that they shot  their parents inside an apartment on West Bert Street in Lake Crystal.

Law enforcement assessed the situation and was able to make telephone contact the current  tenant for the specific apartment involved and determined they were not home.

The apartment was searched, and no one was found inside. Based on the circumstances, it appears that the report was a hoax. No one was injured and there is no threat to public safety.

These types of calls have occurred in other jurisdictions with the intent to cause a significant law  enforcement response to a location. The target of the response can be specific or random.

The lake Crystal Police Department and Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate to determine the  identity of the caller.

Anyone with information is asked to call (507) 304-4863.