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Hoax Call Causes SWAT Situation at Main Line Gated Community

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    Hoax Leads to Police Activity at Gated Community

    Residents of a townhouse community in Montgomery County could not leave their homes for hours Saturday because of a hoax call made to police. (Published Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015)

    A report of a shooting inside a Main Line gated community turned out to be a hoax, according to police.

    Police told NBC10 they received a call late Saturday morning reporting a shooting on the 600 block of Lindy Lane at the Hill Gate community in Bala Cynwyd. The caller claimed a gunman inside the home shot his wife in the head and was holding another family member hostage.

    Police officers and a SWAT team arrived at the community and warned residents to stay inside. Police eventually went inside the home but found it was empty. They then determined the call was a hoax.

    Police are currently trying to find the person who made the initial call.