A hoax call led to an evacuation and standoff at a building in Upland, Pennsylvania, Sunday afternoon, according to investigators.
Police say a man told dispatch he had stabbed his girlfriend and left two pipe bombs inside the Crozer Mills Enterprise Center on 601 Enterprise Ave. around 12:30 p.m.
Police arrived at the scene and a barricade situation was declared, leading to a four-hour standoff. At least 50 people who were inside the building for a church service were evacuated while residents in nearby homes were told to stay inside.
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Once officers entered the building, they didn't find anyone or any bombs. They now believe the call was a hoax and are labeling it a swatting incident.
"Obviously, it's frustrating," Upland Borough Police Chief Michael Irey said. "However, it's one of those situations where you can't just enter into a building without knowing what you're walking into."
No arrests have been made. Police are searching for the person who made the initial call.