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911 April Fools’ Day call about double murder causes 5 police departments to respond to Hal’s house

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The people of Hull were initially told to take shelter in place.

What appears to be an April Fools’ Day prank phone call to Hull Police caused police, fire and emergency services from five different cities on the South Shore to respond to a house unnecessarily.

Now, Hull Police are investigating the crime called “Battering”.

Hull Police said that at 9:50 p.m. on Friday, April 1, they received a 911 call during which the caller said they had killed their mother and father and refused to leave a house on Nantucket Street.

“Out of an abundance of caution, and in line with established policies and procedures, a police, fire and emergency medical response ensued, including a mutual aid call from Hengham, Cohasset, Norwell and Sittwitt Police Departments,” Hull Police wrote in a news release. release.

Police said a reverse 911 call was sent to Hull residents telling them to take cover and avoid the area. Nantasket Street was temporarily closed while police responded.

Police said that upon arrival, an initial investigation found that the home’s residents were inside. Police said they were able to enter the house and make sure it was safe and that no one was hurt.

The police soon decided that the call was a hoax. They said they then surveyed the area and allowed residents to return to their homes.

The shelter was lifted at about 11 p.m.

Police said they do not believe at this time that the call came from anyone from Hull or related to Hull.

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