UPDATE: Alleged Standoff Turns Into Hoax

UPDATE: Investigators have officially declared this a hoax.

SCMPD SWAT team made contact with the people who alleged were involved in the original call, but found nothing criminal going on.

Detectives believe the call originated from outside the apartment complex, and will now conduct a full investigation into who made the false call. when found, that person could face charges and be prosecuted.

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Multiple law enforcement agencies are on the scene of what may be a hostage situation in Rincon.

Its happening at the Effingham Parc Apartments off Highway 21.

Rincon Police, Effingham County Sheriff’s, Port Wentworth Police, Georgia State Patrol, and the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police SWAT team are all on the scene.

Sheriff’s investigators tell News 3 they got a call from a man who said he shot his girlfriend and possibly his nieces, and was holed up in an apartment at the complex.

So far the agencies have not found any crime scene or criminal, but as of midnight are still searching.

Stay tuned for updates on wsav.com and starting at 4:30am on Coastal Sunrise.

 

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