False 911 Call Leads to SWAT Response in Mattapan

On July 1st, at around midnight, the Boston Police Department received a 911 call indicating that a person was shot at 73 Wellington Hill in Mattapan.

The caller identified himself as a 17-year-old boy and stated he had shot his mother in the head. The 911 call originated from an untraceable internet phone and it was unable to be verified.. Units from District B-3 as well as members from the SWAT Team and K-9 unit all responded. Boston EMS also responded to the scene to stand by for any victims or injuries.

On arrival the decision was made to clear the house with out delay due to the possibility of a victim bleeding out inside. Once inside, SWAT Team members found sleeping residents on the second floor of the building that were shocked by the sudden awakening. It was quickly revealed that they had no connection to the call as they spoke very little English and were sleeping and practically naked at the time that SWAT entered the residence.

The SWAT team was able to clear the rest of the house with out incident but was unable to find any indication that the story the caller told was true. This was an interesting as earlier that same day police received another false 911 call about a hostage and murdered person. District Detectives are currently investigating the false calls.

At this time, no arrests have been made and the investigation is still ongoing. If you are a community member wishing to assist, you can do so anonymously by contacting CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463).