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Pasco deputies: Hostage situation was a hoax

NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco deputies responding Friday morning to a call of a potential hostage situation say the whole thing was likely a hoax.

At about 11 a.m. Friday, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office received a call claiming someone was being held hostage at Carlton Arms of Magnolia Valley apartments on Rowan Road. Deputies arrived at the scene and shut down access to the complex until they made their way into the apartment, where they found a teen unaware of the situation.

There were no hostages. No one was hurt.

Deputies suspect someone else may have may have placed the call as a prank on the teen, said sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll.

They were questioning the teen at the scene.

Stay with tampabay.com for updates.

Pasco deputies: Hostage situation was a hoax 10/05/12 [Last modified: Friday, October 5, 2012 1:29pm]
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