DOYLESTOWN, Pa., (CBS) —  Authorities have filed charges in connection with an alleged false report while police were searching for suspected killer Bradley Stone.

Police say a man allegedly told them on Monday night a man who looked like Stone tried to carjack him near the Stonington Farm Apartments in Doylestown, Bucks County.

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It was during the height of an urgent manhunt for Stone.

Investigators say the man allegedly made up the story.

“Alerts were put out for a five-mile radius, the Y, the Doylestown Hospital, Central Bucks West were shut down and put under lockdown and obviously a very substantial amount of public resources were deployed,” said Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler.

Police found Stone’s body in the woods near his Pennsburg home Tuesday.

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Authorities say Stone allegedly killed six people in Montgomery County, his ex-wife and five of her relatives.

 

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