READING, Pa. – Residents in a single Studying neighborhood may lastly relaxation straightforward Thursday evening after police mentioned an earlier report of a hostage scenario was unfounded.
“We have been responding to reviews of a hostage-taking,” Studying police mentioned in a press release late Thursday evening. “It was decided to be unfounded, and there’s no hazard to the general public.”
This got here after an hours-long standoff that had residents and enterprise homeowners frightened as police tactical models entered a house within the 700 block of North Eighth Road Thursday afternoon.
The scene cleared simply earlier than 4 p.m.
A 69 Information reporter on the scene says a police negotiator used a megaphone to say, “Ryan, that is the Studying Police. A cellular phone has been delivered exterior your condo door; you’ll want to take it.”
Experiences from the scene say a loud bang was heard earlier than the police tactical workforce stormed within a house.
It’s unknown if anybody was taken into police custody.