March 31, 2012 12:00 AM
Nassau County police say someone phoned the Freeport Police Department at around 9:20 p.m. on Friday, claiming to have taken his wife and child hostage in his apartment on Brooklyn Avenue.
Police came in a hurry. Dozens of officers set up a secure perimeter around the building, and the Nassau County Emergency Services Unit, the Bureau of Special Operations and hostage negotiators were also called to the scene.
But the potentially dangerous situation was defused when the 36-year-old man who lived in the apartment said it was all a hoax. He told police he hadn’t made the call, and let them inside to see that nobody was being held prisoner "
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