Police: Report Of Fake Officer Turns Out To Be SWAT Member


Columbus police said that a report of a man impersonating an officer near Licking County on Wednesday was false.

According to Columbus Police Sgt. Rich Weiner, a SWAT officer in an unmarked vehicle was responding to a barricade situation at about 1:30 p.m. when the call was canceled and he turned off his siren and lights.

Police said that the officer rolled down his window and told those who were pulled over that the call had been canceled.

Two 17-year-old girls filed reports with the Licking County Sheriff's Office about someone who they believed was impersonating an officer.

The Licking County Sheriff's Office issued a news release on Thursday morning stating that the department confirmed the two reports were in connection with the Columbus Police SWAT officer and that the case was closed.

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