Phony 911 Call Sent Cops To College Kids' House

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 homeĀ  on Newark Avenue, where they claimed a Kean University student was holding his brother and sister hostage with a pipe bomb.

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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.

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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.

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