Law enforcement officials Tuesday (June 1) arrested a Sunnyvale man in connection with a phone call placed to report an active shooter in Mountain View who didn’t actually exist.
Sunnyvale Police Department officers arrested Anthony Herrera, 36, at a Sunnyvale home Tuesday night.
The person responsible for the warning initially called the CHP to report a gunman at Shoreline Amphitheatre, located at 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, according to a Mountain View Police Department press release. The caller did not provide specific information about the threat, but MVPD officers canvassed the area. They did not discover any evidence of a shooter.
Meanwhile, investigators traced the phony phone call to Herrera’s home on Hamlin Court in Sunnyvale, the release stated. The Sunnyvale Police Department had already dispatched officers to the residence to investigate a report about domestic abuse there, and they determined Herrera was responsible for the call about the alleged shooter.
Sunnyvale officers arrested Herrera on the following charges: corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant, false imprisonment, resisting arrest, violation of a restraining order and making a false police report.