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Possibly Bogus Calls Of Suicide, Shots Fired Clear Jersey City Building

Area of 18 Winfield Ave. in Jersey City
Area of 18 Winfield Ave. in Jersey City Photo Credit: Google Maps (Street View)

A Jersey City apartment building was evacuated Monday as police responded calls of shots fired and a suicide attempt, which authorities say could both be bogus.

While city’s emergency services unit responded to 18 Winfield Ave. around 12:40 p.m. on reports of shots fired, a second distress call was made to a suicide hotline claiming the same address, City Spokeswoman Kim Wallace-Scalcione said.

The entire location was evacuated and the calls were deemed unfounded, with no injuries or victims reported, she said.

“It is unclear at this time whether or not these calls were a hoax,” Scalcione said. “The investigation is ongoing at this time.”

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