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Hoax active shooter call at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center in Roanoke

Similar fraudulent calls have been made to other hotels over the past week.



Roanoke Police received a 911 call of an active shooter at the Hotel Roanoke early this morning.

Additional officers were on duty Downtown due to the planned Drumstick Dash and immediately responded to the hotel.

The hotel was thoroughly searched; officers did not locate any evidence of a shooting or anyone injured.

It appears that this was a false call and there was no danger to hotel occupants or anyone in the Downtown area.

The Roanoke Police Department takes these types of calls very seriously and investigates them to the fullest extent.

We will continue to investigate this incident and place charges as appropriate for making a false 911 call.

The Drumstick Dash was delayed while officers made sure the area was safe, but now will continue as planned.