Police say mock home invasion in Virginia was hazing incident

Police say mock home invasion in Virginia was hazing incident
Harrisonburg Police say a group of James Madison University (JMU) students participated in a mock home invasion over the weekend as part of a hazing incident. (FILE PHOTO) (Source: WHSV)

RICHMOND, Va. (WHSV) - Harrisonburg Police say a group of James Madison University (JMU) students participated in a mock home invasion over the weekend as part of a hazing incident.

Officers from three departments responded to the 1300 block of Hunters Rd. Sunday evening after receiving a report of a possible breaking and entering and armed robbery. The caller reportedly saw three to four men enter the ground floor apartment in a threatening manner and had many rifles and handguns.

Shortly after police arrived, they determine the person inside the apartment and their JMU co-fraternity members were using airsoft rifles and pistols in a mock home invasion as part of a hazing incident.

There was heavy police presence in the area, but there was no threat to the surrounding community.

JMU has not yet released a statement on the matter.

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