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Parents were on edge this afternoon as deputies canvassed their neighborhood, reportedly looking for a child being held hostage.
It all turned out to be a prank.
A 9-year-old reportedly called a hearing impairment phone service, and said she was being held in a closet a gunpoint.
Deputies were contacted and came out to a southwest side neighborhood near B Street, but couldn't find the child.
Neighbors there tell us deputies were searching with their guns drawn.
Authorities traced the cell phone and discovered it was from Virginia.
It turns out a child had been playing on the phone and made the whole thing up.
Still, it made for some tense moments for one mom we talked to.
The Sheriff's Office tells us they were in contact with an elementary school just up the street to let them know what was going on.
The school says they were never on lockdown.
It will be up to authorities in Virginia to charge the child, or her parents.
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