Section 187. False alarm

A penalty of a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months shall be applied to any person who by a false report, groundless cry for help, misuse of a distress signal or similar act, with intent or gross negligence causes
  1. a.
    a deployment of the police, the fire service, an ambulance, a medical doctor or the armed forces,
  2. b.
    a deployment at the request of a rescue coordination centre or local rescue centre,
  3. c.
    a gathering of, or fear among, a large number of people.
The same penalty applies to any person who provides false information that is likely to cause fear for a person's life or health or disrupt general peace and order.