Police: Temp worker made hoax 911 call about armed suspect at Hutch News

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Dominic Zales (Kansas Dept. of Corrections - 2017) Dominic Zales (Kansas Dept. of Corrections - 2017)
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KAKE) -

Police say a new temporary employee at a news agency in Hutchinson made a false 911 call about an armed suspect in the building. 

Officers received the report from The Hutchinson News at around 6:15 a.m. Thursday. Police say they evacuated 16 employees, searched the building and found nothing. 

The person who made the call was 42-year-old Dominic Zales, according to Hutchinson police. They're investigating the call as a hoax and arrested Zales for criminal threat. 

Police say Zales just started the temp job Wednesday night. 

Kansas Department of Corrections records show Zales is currently on Community Corrections for criminal possession of a firearm and drug possession. He also has prior convictions of criminal threat and criminal discharge of a firearm. 

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