False hostage situation reported at Winston-Salem apartment complex

(David Weatherly/WGHP)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Police responded to the scene of a reported hostage situation in Winston-Salem which turned out to be false.

It was reported at about 3:40 p.m. Sunday at 170 Oak Shadows Court in the Garden Park Apartments, according to Winston-Salem Police Lt. J.D. Morris.

The SWAT team was activated and it was quickly determined that the call was a hoax, Winston-Salem police said in a press release. Police are working to track down the caller.

All parties thought to be involved were accounted for and were not harmed. The scene was immediately cleared.