Bryan Police: Hostage situation call ‘unsubstantiated’
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Bryan Police say the call for a possible hostage situation that came in Friday morning is unsubstantiated.
Shortly before 8:30 a.m., police received a call from someone claiming to have hostages in an apartment complex in the 1600 block of Hollowhill Drive, near the Blinn Bryan Campus. In addition to Bryan police, their tactical response team, hostage negotiation team and multiple surrounding agencies responded to the call.
Police were able to determine that the claim was unsubstantiated shortly after arriving on scene.
“Officers are going to be conducting an investigation, figuring out where this threat came from and who’s behind it, because obviously this is a serious offense and crime that someone would claim to have hostages, and prompt this large response from law enforcement,” Officer Kole Taylor with the Bryan Police Department said.
Police were able to make contact with the family that was inside the “alleged apartment,” and confirmed that everyone was alright.
“[The family] had no idea what we were talking about,” Taylor said. “The family’s safe, there were no injuries.”
While a call like this is uncommon for the area, Taylor said it’s part of a larger pattern nationwide.
“I know sadly it’s a trend across the country and it’s not the first one I’ve heard of happening, it’s happened other places,” Taylor said.
Federal agencies are now involved with the investigation.
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