Police Thursday were called to a Mid-City residence in an apparent swatting incident.

Los Angeles Police Department officers were called at about 9:30 a.m. to a residence in the 2100 block of Wellington Road, near Washington Boulevard, on reports of a possible suicide attempt, according to a department statement.

The responding officers attempted to contact the residents by knocking on the front door, but ultimately determined the report was a false emergency call for service intended to elicit a large police response to the location.

LAPD Major Crimes Division personnel are investigating the report and writing a search warrant to aid in their attempts to identify the suspect or suspects responsible, police said.

A possible motive for the false report was not provided.

Anyone with information on the swatting incident was asked to call the LAPD Major Crimes Division at 213-486-7280. Calls made during non-business hours or on weekends should be made to 877-527-3247.

Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.

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