Police search called off in Hellam Township

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Update, 1:45 p.m.: The search was called off after police say they may have been given false information.

Hellam Township Police Chief Doug Pollock said in a statement to the press that the incident was initially called in as a trespassing case involving three hunters. The caller claimed one of the hunters pointed a gun at him, Pollock said.

As law enforcement officers converged on the scene and the search continued, Pollock said, police eventually received information that led them to believe the initial call “maybe isn’t what we thought it was.”

The search was then called off, Pollock said. But the investigation into the incident continues.

Original Story

HELLAM TOWNSHIP, York County — A police search for three reportedly armed suspects has closed a portion of Hough Road near Long Level Road in Hellam Township.

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The initial call to emergency dispatchers, which was logged at 10:48 a.m., involved a man threatening another man with a pistol, according to Hellam Township Police.

Police are searching the area of Murphy’s Hollow and the southern Wrightsville Borough for three suspects believed to be armed. The suspects may have gotten into a Volkswagen sedan of unknown color and unknown tags.

One suspect was wearing a camouflage shirt and blue jeans. The suspect may have been wearing facepaint, police say.

Several law enforcement departments are reportedly involved in the search, police say.

FOX43 has a crew on its way to the scene, and will provide updates to this story as more information becomes available.

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