Hostage hoax prompts huge police presence, evacuations at University of Maryland
Updated: September 4, 2014 - 12:29 am
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJLA) - The University of Maryland's Main Administration Building was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a phone call reported a phony hostage situation.
Campus police told ABC 7 News the call came in around 3:30 p.m., prompting a huge police presence and the evacuation of the building to search for suspects or injuries. Nothing was found.
By about 4:10 p.m., police had cleared the scene.
Police are still investigating the phony phone call.