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Macon Police Standoff Appears to Be False Alarm

A standoff with police at a West Macon home ended around noon, says Major Robert Grabowski.

Macon police were called to 2977 Gordon Street off Hillcrest Avenue around 7 a.m., while neighbors said they heard people yelling and throwing things. But no one answered the front door when officers first arrived. 

Then at 7:30 a.m., after a hang-up call to 911, officers returned to the house and were threatened, police spokeswoman Jami Gaudet told 13WMAZ. 

The house was soon surrounded by several police cars and ambulances, including SWAT and the bomb unit. setting up a standoff that would last almost five hours. 

Around 10:30 a.m., Grabowski says police removed a woman from the house and took her into custody for questioning. 

He said the woman appeared to be "delusional." 

Monday afternoon, Gaudet wrote in a news release that the woman -- identified as Linda Reynolds -- is being treated at the Medical Center. 

No one else was found inside the house. Some neighbors told 13WMAZ that there was a man that lived with Reynolds but that they had seen him at a local store and tried to tell police blocking their street that no one was in the house.  They say the strange turn of events could have been avoided.

"I tried to tell [police] they've got a hostage with no hostage," said neighbor Keshia Lester. "There wasn't anybody in there. I tried to tell them they had all these folks for nothing."

You can follow 13WMAZ's Tom George on Twitter @thetomgeorge or like him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tomgeorgewmaz


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