Former Officer Accused Of Faking Bomb Threat And Shootout Found Dead
A former Massachusetts police officer accused of making false reports of a bomb threat and a shootout was found dead in his home Thursday.By Ryan Biek | November 26, 2015
A former Massachusetts police officer accused of making false reports about a shootout and a bomb threat was found dead in his home Thursday.
It started when a bomb threat was called into Millis High School the morning of Sept. 2. Later that day, 24-year-old officer Bryan Johnson reported a suspect had fired into his car, which he later crashed while pursuing the shooter. The shootout report led to a manhunt by SWAT and state police.
But Johnson was later accused of reporting the fake bomb threat to a local high school, shooting into his own police cruiser and then crashing it into a tree, causing it to burst into flames. (Video via WFXT)