MASSILLON ‒ Police have issued a statement via Facebook assuring residents a social media post about a serial killer roaming the city is a hoax.
According to the post, the Police Department had received several messages about a Facebook post talking about a serial killer lurking in Massillon.
"This Facebook post is a FAKE post." the statement said. "We thank everyone for making us aware of the situation."
The post has been making its way on social media using different cities. The claim indicates a serial killer or abductor tried to take a friend of the poster in various areas, including Massillon and Canton, and that there have been several disappearances in the area.
Those commenting on the police department's post made light of the hoax adding photos of a "cereal" killer and Michael Myers. Others said they were concerned about the post and were glad to know it wasn't real.
This article originally appeared on The Independent: Massillon police: Facebook post is a hoax, no serial killer loose