Police in North Port, Florida, stormed the neighborhood around Brian Laundrie’s parents’ home on Friday night after a fake 911 call regarding gunfire in the area.
Police officers surrounded Laundrie’s house just before 7 p.m. and one entered after a call from an unknown number, local NBC affiliate WFLA reported.
Police found no evidence of shots fired after knocking on neighbors’ doors.
“At this time, there is no evidence that gunshots have been fired in the area,” North Port Police spokesman Josh Taylor told Fox News. There are also no reports of the great media contingency standing outside the house at the time. “
The search for Laundrie resumed Saturday morning in the Carlton Preserve, the 25,000-acre nature reserve where cops believe he escaped last week. The 23-year-old, named as a person of interest in the death of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito, left home on September 21 without his cell phone or wallet, his family’s lawyer said.
Laundrie is now dodging an arrest warrant for using Petito’s debit card on August 20 and September 1, presumably while driving his van from Wyoming, where his body was found last Sunday, to his home. parents in Florida.
Additional reporting by Jack Morphet