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The Latest on Illinois officer's death: Police say woman's lie prompted large police response

This undated photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office shows Kristin B. Kiefer. Kiefer has been charged with disorderly conduct and falsifying a police report that sent dozens of officers scrambling through a cornfield Wednesday night in hopes of finding the suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of Fox Lake Police  Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewitz. Kiefer's bail was set at $100,000 Thursday, Sept 3, 2015. (Lake County Sheriff’s Office photo via AP)

This undated photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office shows Kristin B. Kiefer. Kiefer has been charged with disorderly conduct and falsifying a police report that sent dozens of officers scrambling through a cornfield Wednesday night in hopes of finding the suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewitz. Kiefer's bail was set at $100,000 Thursday, Sept 3, 2015. (Lake County Sheriff’s Office photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in northern Illinois (all times local):

3:15 a.m.

A county sheriff's spokesman says a woman lied to authorities about seeing two suspicious men in northern Illinois near where a police officer was fatally shot, a report that prompted a large police response.

Lake County Sheriff's Sgt. Christopher Covelli says about 85 federal, state and local law enforcement officials responded to the scene in Volo after the woman's report Wednesday night.

Volo is about 5 miles from Fox Lake, where Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was fatally shot Tuesday after he pursued three suspicious men into a swamp. A manhunt for the suspects has been ongoing since then.

Covelli says 11 police dogs and three air support units assisted in the hours-long search until the woman told detectives she had lied.

Covelli says the woman, 30-year-old Kristin B. Kiefer of Vernon Hills, has been charged with disorderly conduct and falsifying a police report. He says she's being held at the Lake County Jail until a bond hearing.

Police say Kiefer told detectives that she was seeking attention from a family that employs her and that she chose the location because she knew about Gliniewicz's death.

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