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Man facing mischief charges after fake 911 calls were made

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A Winnipeg man is alleged to have made seven fake 911 calls on fires and assaults is facing charges of mischief and harassing phone calls.

Police said the phoney calls were made between July 12 and Aug. 4. Emergency personnel were dispatched each time and all proved to be unfounded.

At about 3 a.m. Saturday, 911 received a call from a man at a phone booth in the 600-block of Balmoral Street, reporting a fire in the first block of Balmoral. There was no fire.

Officers arrested a suspect in the area.

A 28-year-old man faces seven counts of public mischief and seven counts of making harassing phone calls. The man was released on a promise to appear in court.

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