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SHELTON — A 42-year old Shelton man is currently in custody after he made a false homicide report to police that locked down Bordeaux Elementary School.

Shelton Police officers and Mason County sheriff’s deputies converged on a home in the 200 block of Arcadia Avenue Tuesday after receiving a 911 call regarding a fatal shooting, Shelton police Lt. Mike Fiola said.

The caller reported that a man had been shot and killed by his roommate, according to Fiola.

Officers quickly learned report false, he said.

Boudeaux Elementary was cleared from lockdown, and investigators immediately began tracking down the initial 911 caller. 

The suspect was located in downtown Shelton and taken into custody without incident. 

The suspect is being held at a psychiatric unit for evaluation. The case was forwarded to the Mason County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for consideration of charges.

Fiola said it is illegal to intentionally call in false emergencies or misuse 911 emergency services.

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