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Durham police say 911 call was a 'hoax,' investigating as a swatting case

Posted October 16, 2017 10:13 a.m. EDT
Updated October 16, 2017 3:53 p.m. EDT

— Officers with the Durham Police Department are investigating a 911 call from a Durham home on Monday that they believe to be a case of "swatting," or falsely reporting an emergency.

Police on Monday responded to a home on the 1300 block of Whispering Oak Lane in Durham around 9 a.m.

Officials blocked off the street around the home around after a 911 call reporting hostages, drug usage and other offenses prompted multiple officers to investigate the residence.

There is no word on if charges will be filed.

This is a developing story that will be updated.