Police: Residents victims of hostage prankSuperior police spent about 45 minutes responding to what turned out to be a prank call Monday.
By: Duluth News Tribune, Superior Telegram
Superior police spent about 45 minutes responding to what turned out to be a prank call Monday about a hostage situation taking place at a home on the 1900 block of Banks Avenue.
Sgt. Chris Kirchoff said the department received a 911 call just after 6 p.m. about several people being held at gunpoint at the home. Police surrounded the home and had weapons at the ready before they made contact with someone inside and found there was no danger.
“The people in the house are the victims,” Kirchoff said after it was discovered that there was no problem there.
The 911 call has been difficult to trace because it came on an internet phone line, the officer said. The department will continue trying to find out where the call came from.