Eugene PD closes Cal Young Rd over hoax bomb and gun threat

Eugene PD closes Cal Young Rd over hoax bomb and gun threat

EUGENE, Ore. -- Eugene Police say they closed down Cal Young Road Saturday after getting reports of a possible "shooter with a bomb" at a house in the area.

Nearly a half-hour later police officials confirmed the call was a hoax.

Police closed off a large portion of Cal Young Road in either direction of it's intersection with Norkenzie Road at around 11:45 p.m. Saturday.

Officers staged a light armored vehicle in the area as a safety precaution while they searched for the house referenced in the calls.

"None of the details in the call added up. The physical descriptions of the residence… none of them were similar," said Lieutenant David Natt.

Lt. Natt said the initial call came in for 1528 Cal Young Road, which is a made up address.

"We don't know for sure if it was a hoax but it is definitely leaning that way. We went to a residence in Springfield to follow up, our officer is still investigating the call," said Lt. Natt.

Even though the calls appear to be fake, Lieutenant Natt said it is best to stay inside your house if officers close down your street for an investigation.

"If this occur in your neighborhood it is always suggested that you stay in your house… we're doing what we need to do. Coming out and questioning us only adds to the elements that we have to keep track of," Natt said.

He added that police would use a reverse 911 call or go door-to-door if there was an emergency situation that required an evacuation.