Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene of a reported barricaded suspect who was firing shots with a rifle Thursday near Los Gatos, but the report turned out to be false, Santa Clara County sheriff's officials said.
The incident was reported about 4 p.m. on Oak Road, near Highway 17, in Redwood Estates, sheriff's officials said. Deputies formed a perimeter and began assessing the situation.
They later determined there were no shots fired and the information provided about a barricaded suspect was found to be false, officials said.
The party who reported the incident was being evaluated, sheriff's officials said.
No further details were available.