GLOUCESTER (CBS) – SWAT teams were called to a Gloucester motel, but the incident turned out to be a likely hoax.

Gloucester police said they received a weapons threat from a Back Shore motel around 9:30 a.m.

A regional SWAT team responded to the scene, but just after noon Gloucester police said there was “no credible threat to the public” and it was a “possible hoax.”

A similar incident was reported in Stratham, N.H., on Friday night.

During that incident, police responded to an Irving Station after a hostage situation was reported. The call turned out to be a hoax.


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