KENILWORTH, N.J.(CBSNewYork) — A hostage standoff in Kenilworth, New Jersey turned out to be a hoax, according to police.
Someone called 911 and directed law enforcement to a home on Newark Avenue, where they claimed a Kean University student was holding his brother and sister hostage with a pipe bomb.READ MORE: 1 Injured In Manhole Fire In Midtown; FDNY, Utility Crews On Scene
The call came from an outside line shortly before 3 p.m. on Sunday and prompted HazMat, bomb, and SWAT teams to rush to the neighborhood and evacuate homes.READ MORE: Police: 2 Men Wanted In Violent Queens Home Invasion Stole $3,000 From Woman At Gunpoint
One student was led out of the home in handcuffs, he is now believed to be the victim of a prank, CBS 2 reported.
Students from a Kean University fraternity currently rent the house.MORE NEWS: 2nd Co-Op City Power Outage Affecting Residents In Same Buildings That Lost Electricity Friday
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