Search For Prank Caller Who Initiated Hostage Situation


UPDATED: Friday November 15, 2013 6:29 PM

Reynoldsburg detectives were searching for a prank caller who claimed a family was being held hostage at gunpoint inside a home.

Columbus SWAT, Reynoldsburg Police and a Reynoldsburg sniper responded to a report of a hostage situation at a home on Haverton Drive Friday morning.

Officers said the call came in from a Skype number.

The SWAT team made entry when the caller said that he had shot one of the hostages and then accidentally shot himself.

But when officers searched the home, they did not find anyone inside.

Police say the prank caller could face charges.

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