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Report of Williamsport stabbing turn out to be bogus

City and state police rushed to the 600 block of Rose Street just before 8 a.m Thursday to investigate a stabbing inside a home.

City firefighters and paramedics also responded to the scene.

A man was handcuffed and briefly placed in the back of a police cruiser, but he was eventually released at the scene.

When it was all over, police determined there was no stabbing, but that it was a fictitious report.

“It appears that the entire call was not valid,” a patrol supervisor said at the scene. “The person who made the call is now the focus of the investigation,” he added.

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