The Atlantic County SWAT Team was sent to a Pleasantville neighborhood Tuesday in response to a call about a possible hostage situation.
Police say the call was a hoax.
A man called police about 8:30 in the morning claiming his wife was holding him and his two children hostage with a rifle at 10 Stenton Place. Police secured the surrounding area and attempted to make contact.
As the investigation continued, police discovered that the house was vacant and the family no longer resided there.
In fact the caller was not the same man he identified himself to be.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing.