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Cops: Home Invasion On North Street In Rye A Hoax

This story was updated at 4:50 p.m.

RYE, N.Y. - A call to police Wednesday afternoon about a home invasion at 105 North Street in Rye was a hoax, Rye Police Commissioner William R. Connors said.

Connors said that at approximately 2:50 p.m. the Village of Rye Brook Police Department received a distress call from a man through a hearing impaired line claiming that three men had invaded the home and shot his sister with a shotgun.

The caller added that he was hiding under the bed and that the men had barricaded themselves inside the home. Connors said Rye Police dispatched all available personnel and received assistance from Rye Brook Police, Harrison Police, Port Chester Police, Westchester County Police and MTA Police.

The Port Chester, Rye and Rye Brook EMS as well as police dogs accompanied the more than 30 officers on the scene.

Connors said when police arrived they quickly escorted a woman and three teenagers out of the home. After checking neighbors’ homes and the surrounding area police found no signs of a home invasion.

"The hazard to the police departments is huge," Connors said. "We have people coming from various different neighborhoods and officers had to go into a house, which is a dangerous situation. It's a terrible waste of resources but under circumstances like this we have no choice."

Connors said that filing a false police report carries felony charges.

Click here to see Police Commissioner William R. Connors speak with the press about the incident.

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