Starkville Police SWAT gather and discuss potential tactics while an unidentified girl moves to get out of the way on Lindbergh Boulevard Friday morning. An unidentified caller told a 911 operator he was armed and holding hostages nearby. The situation turned out to be a hoax. Photo by: Micah Green/Dispatch Staff
June 29, 2013 8:58:41 PM
The Starkville Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are searching for the man responsible for placing a prank 911 call Friday morning.
An unidentified male called 911 dispatchers at 8:11 a.m. Friday and claimed to be heavily armed and holding hostages, according to a press release issued by the SPD. The man threatened harm to the hostages and law enforcement, the release states.
Police officers in SWAT gear swarmed the area of Lindbergh Boulevard, off of Highway 12, and surveyed the situation for nearly two hours until the call was determined to be a hoax.
Anyone with information regarding the hoax is asked to contact the Starkville Police Department at 662-323-4131 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.
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