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Police Say Incident in South Bismarck Turns Out to be A Prank

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Law enforcement officers converged on a neighborhood in south Bismarck, at least two with guns drawn.  But police say the incident turns out to have been a prank.

Several officers were in the area of Bridgeport Drive and Cottonwood Loop, including two who took up positions on the porch of one home.

Police made a reverse 9-1-1 call to residents in the area at about 12:45 telling them to stay inside. The message said police were responding to an incident in the area.

About 1:15, Bismarck Police told us the incident had ended, apparently having started with a Skype call from someone who claimed to have weapons and was holding his mother hostage.  But they say there was no hostage situation.  Their investigation is continuing.

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