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POLICE: Louisville man reported shooting that never happened

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Stephon Young (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Stephon Young (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say he falsely reported a shooting, causing several police officers to respond to an incident that never happened.

According to an arrest report, 36-year-old Stephon Young walked into Joe's Beauty Shop, near the corner of 31st. St. and Broadway, shortly before 11:30 on Wednesday afternoon, and told a female employee that he had just witnessed a shooting.

Police say Young claimed to have seen the incident occur behind a nearby Dollar General Store. He then allegedly used the phone to call police to tell them about the shooting, and "calmly walked out of the store."

There was only one problem: police say there was no shooting.

Eight police officers responded to the area, "in grave danger of harm to themselves and others." Young also allegedly flagged down EMS to tell them the same story.

Police found Young and arrested him, charging him with falsely reporting an incident, wanton endangerment and terroristic threatening. Upon arrest, he allegedly threatened an officer's life. He also spat on the officer's back window, according to police.

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