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Gun range in Alburgh causes panic after caller reports shots fired

ALBURGH — Police say a call reporting shots fired in Alburgh on Sunday turned out to be false.

Authorities were notified by a third-party caller who advised that he was told there was a person shooting a gun at the end of Carle Street at around 12:25 p.m.

The caller told police that the person shooting the gun had been waving the gun around and was now walking toward the Alburgh School on Carle Street.

Vermont State Police, US Border Patrol, and US Customs and Border Protection Officers all responded to the area.

It was found to be miscommunication and misidentification of an individual, police say.

State police interviewed several suspects and multiple witnesses.

Later, it was found that the gunfire was coming from a personal gun range south of Carle Street.

There was no threat to public safety.

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