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Authorities search the area after a woman falsely reported a hostage situation at the Food Stamp Office on Ryan Street midday Monday. Lake Charles police said they responded to a call of a male taking a female hostage. After talking with the woman, authorities realized it was a false alarm, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus, police spokesman. (Rick Hickman / Special to the American Press)<br>

Authorities search the area after a woman falsely reported a hostage situation at the Food Stamp Office on Ryan Street midday Monday. Lake Charles police said they responded to a call of a male taking a female hostage. After talking with the woman, authorities realized it was a false alarm, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus, police spokesman. (Rick Hickman / Special to the American Press)

City police respond after woman falsely reports hostage situation

Last Modified: Monday, October 28, 2013 6:12 PM

By Johnathan Manning / American Press

A woman falsely reported a hostage situation at the Food Stamp Office on Ryan Street midday Monday, authorities said.

Lake Charles police said they responded to a call Monday of a male taking a female hostage. After talking with the woman, authorities realized it was a false alarm, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.

The woman was not charged and was seeking mental treatment, Kraus said.

The woman told security she believed a hostage situation was ongoing; security evacuated the building and called police.

“We treated it as though it was the real deal,” Kraus said.

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