BOSTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) — A Massachusetts law enforcement officer indicted for allegedly sending a hoax bomb danger and staging a crime scene was located lifeless in his house. Foul engage in is not suspected.
Bryan Johnson, 24, was facing charges related to allegedly contacting in a fake bomb threat at a regional higher school to mislead a prison investigation and staging a shootout with a non-existent motorist. He was located useless in his residence about three:30 a.m. Thursday. An autopsy will be executed to establish the result in of demise.
“No indications of foul enjoy had been identified at the scene. The death is not at present being investigated as a homicide,” Peggy Krippendorf, a Norfolk District Attorney’s Place of work spokeswoman said.
On Nov. 19, Johnson was indicted on 6 costs and confronted far more than forty years in jail if convicted. Investigators said Johnson fired his personal weapon into his service car ahead of telling law enforcement a man in a pickup truck opened hearth on him. Police launched a massive manhunt with dozens of officers, a helicopter and armored autos. Investigators later uncovered he faked the shooting and the subsequent hoax bomb danger at Millis Substantial University.