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Police, SWAT Teams In Eastchester Determine Hostage Report Unfounded

The area around Joyce Road where police and SWAT teams converged early Saturday evening.
The area around Joyce Road where police and SWAT teams converged early Saturday evening. Photo Credit: Google Maps

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EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Police and SWAT teams blocked off traffic in Eastchester in the vicinity of Joyce Road and Lincoln Place near Anne Hutchinson Elementary School early Saturday evening on reports of a hostage situation but entered the home and determined that the reported incident was unfounded, according to WABC-TV.

SWAT teams clad in bulletproof vests and wearing helmets were spotted in the area starting around 6 p.m., along with Westchester County police and police officers from Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Greenburgh and New Rochelle, according to a report on LoHud.com.

Police and emergency responders began to disperse shortly after 8 p.m., and Sgt. Kevin Tiedemann of the Eastchester Police Department described the incident as "unfounded," and a false report, and said an investigation is continuing, according to LoHud.

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