Posted with permission from NJ.com
Police and the county SWAT team converged on stores at the intersection of Route 46 and Fifth Street Saturday evening.

CLIFFSIDE PARK — A man's claims that he had stabbed his girlfriend and was holding several other people hostage on Saturday were unfounded, according to a News 12 New Jersey report.

The calls to Cliffside Park police drew dozens of police officers and specialized tactical units to the man's home, but an investigation determined his claims were false.

The man appeared to be emotionally disturbed, police told the station, and was taken into police custody. It is unclear if charges will be filed against him.

The incident was the latest in a series of so-called "swattings" — unfounded calls to draw SWAT teams and other emergency response units to locations around north Jersey in recent weeks.

The run has included a call about an armed person on the roof of a Holmdel Elementary School in late March, and reports of a shooting and hostage situation at a video game shop in Clifton last weekend.

Both reports turned out to be false.

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