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EUGENE, Ore. - Authorities in Eugene say a bomb threat called in by someone describing himself as a 13-year-old boy appears to be a hoax.

Eugene police say the 911 caller reported shots fired and a possible bomb at his residence on Saturday at about 11:30 a.m.

The Eugene Register Guard reportsthe call prompted police to cordon off streets and send in officers and a light armored vehicle. But police could not locate the address given by the caller.

Police say the caller first reported that his brother had shot his mother.

This was followed by a report that his father was armed with an assault rifle and walking around the home's front porch with a bomb strapped to his body. Eugene police said hoaxes endanger police officers and residents.

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