LMPD responds to 'Purge' related calls; makes 1 arrest


by WHAS11.com


Posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:42 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The Louisville Purge was a hoax but the threat of violence meant extra runs for Metro Police Friday night.

An LMPD spokesperson says officers responded to 20 percent more calls Friday than the week before.

No major incidents were reported.

Police did make one arrest related to the Purge.

19-year-old Roderick Malone was arrested around 10 p.m. Friday near 35th and Bank Streets.

Police say Malone and two other teens walked into a liquor store carrying large knives.

According to the arrest report, the men never specifically threatened anyone but did cause alarm.

Officers say when they tried talking to Malone, he fled.

He was arrested after a foot chase and charged with disorderly conduct and fleeing police.

The Purge rumors started when an Iroquois High School student created a Facebook post warning of a Louisville Purge on August 15.

The movie’s plot is about 12 hours of wanton violence.

Police have questioned the teen but say they will not file any charges.