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Possible hoax prompts Mount Juliet standoff

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A hostage situation in Mount Juliet on Saturday afternoon may have been a hoax.

Police received a tip about someone being held against their will at a home on Central Pike.

The house was surrounded for several hours by a SWAT team attempting to rescue the hostage.

Authorities managed to contact the woman believed to be held captive only to discover to she was not home.

The woman claimed she had been out with friends and was unaware of any hostage situation.

It is unclear who made the call or if any charges will be filed.

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