HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Two women have been arrested on suspicion of making a hoax emergency call that led police to order a man from a Hutchinson garage at gunpoint while he held a 3-month-old baby amid a custody dispute.

The Hutchinson News reports that the women were arrested Wednesday and booked on suspicion of making a false call for emergency services.

An affidavit read Thursday during their first appearance says police surrounded the garage after receiving a call that an armed man had battered two family members and didn’t want to return to prison. No one was hurt before or during the call.

A judge found probable cause for the women’s arrest and ordered them to reappear next week. No charges were immediately filed. One of the women is awaiting sentencing for battery.


Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, http://www.hutchnews.com

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