Gunman search in Rye turns out to be hoax

Police say they may have been a victim

Police say they may have been a victim of "swatting." (July 7, 2014 6:14 PM)

Police in Rye say a hoax may have spurred a search for a possible gunman yesterday.

A police spokesman says authorities received a call at around 5:30 p.m. Sunday about a person who locked themself in a bathroom with a gun at a home in the area of Mead Pond Lane.

Rye police called in additional help from Westchester County police and neighboring departments. The team set up a perimeter,...

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