A 911 call set off a scare in Weekhawken last night on the New Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel. It appears to have been a hoax.
The caller reported that there was a sniper on top of a building, causing police to storm the area. An extensive search was conducted and traffic was diverted, leading to big delays.
The building was searched and a light rail train was even stopped so that authorities could investigate. They boarded the train and questioned passengers. Despite their efforts, they never found a sniper.
Police eventually realized it was a hoax.
They traced the 911 call to Pennsylvania and the investigation is continuing.
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