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False Alarm: Gun Threat A Recording

Police were notified after office workers overheard a production company conducting voiceovers of a man threatening people with a gun. The incident, a false alarm, caused surrounding buildings to be evacuated and a portion of Route 9W to be closed. (photo by Bob Root)

XX False Alarm

Police were notified after office workers overheard a production company conducting voiceovers of a man threatening people with a gun. The incident, a false alarm, caused surrounding buildings to be evacuated and a portion of Route 9W to be closed. (photo by Bob Root)

By Mark Gerlach

A swarm of police activity buzzed at 436 Robinson Ave. in the City of Newburgh Monday afternoon at about 3:33 p.m. Police were reportedly searching for a man threatening people with a gun. However, the threat heard was a recording from a production company working on voiceovers.

The violent recording was heard by nearby office workers, and the police were notified.

Filmmaker Courtney Allen was working with director Shawn Strong and actor Gary Sauer on a voiceover for a web series called “At Risk,” a press release issued by the producer after the incident said. The production company is called Phanatics Entertainment.

Both the city and town of Newburgh police departments responded to the scene, as the building is located on the line between the town and city. A perimeter was established around the building, surrounding buildings were evacuated and traffic on Route 9W was blocked off. SWAT teams searched the offices.

For the complete story see the Friday, June 10 editions of The Sentinel and Orange County Post.

 

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