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A 40-year-old Fort Wayne woman was charged with unlawful use of 911 services after she called police six times in a two-hour period Friday.

According to court documents filed Monday, the woman reported a shooting early Friday, saying someone was shot in the 3000 block of South Harrison Street.

When police arrived, they found no shooting victim. She admitted to police she deliberately called 911 and lied to “get help here.” Court documents do not outline for what she might have wanted “help.”

The charge is a misdemeanor and the woman was released on her own recognizance. The Journal Gazette does not identify individuals charged with misdemeanors.