Man charged after group home attack hoax

A Putnam County man is charged with making a false report about an attack at a group home.



Christopher Lopez, 30, of Southeast, is accused of claiming a violent assault was taking place at a group home Friday, Dec. 20.



The claim resulted in a large-scale police response, but turned out to be a hoax.



Lopez is also accused of assaulting a nurse at a hospital in Carmel that same day.


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