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Fake ‘officer down’ call made from stolen Jax Fire-Rescue radios, police searching for suspects

Source: Jacksonville Fire-Rescue Dept. Facebook

Dozens of emergency crews descended upon downtown Jacksonville after a fake “officer down” call was uttered over stolen radios belonging to Jacksonville Fire Rescue.

Twenty-four police officers and firefighters were dispatched to the Times Union Center on Tuesday night, tying the units up for around 30 minutes.

According to Action News Jax, the radios used to make the bogus call were stolen from a medical room at the center.

The medical room is always supposed to be locked, but the radios -which have since been disabled remotely- managed to escape.

Police reviewed security footage but found the image quality too poor to be of any use in identifying the suspects.

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