A SWAT team and crisis negotiators were called to a possible hostage situation in San Francisco’s Sunnydale neighborhood Wednesday night, but it appears there never was a hostage, a San Francisco police sergeant said.
A person called police at 9:18 p.m. to report an unknown suspect had called and told him that his relatives were being held hostage at their home, which police learned was located in the 100 block of Blythedale Ave., San Francisco police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.
Officers arrived at the home and tried to talk to the residents on the phone, but were unsuccessful, Andraychak said.
After police could not contact the residents, a SWAT team and crisis negotiators were dispatched to the area, he said.
Officers called the residents again to no avail, police said.
Around midnight, police reached the residents on the phone. The residents said there was no merit to claims of a hostage situation and told police they could enter the home, according to Andraychak.
Tactical officers entered the home and determined the residents, a 30- to 35-year-old husband and wife and two small children, were safe and no suspects were inside.
The case is now under investigation, police said.
Sasha Lekach, Bay City News