Police: Emergency at Royce of Trumbull apartments in Trumbull determined to be false

TRUMBULL, Conn. (WTNH) — An official says an emergency at an apartment complex in Trumbull on Wednesday afternoon has been determined to be false.

Shortly before 1:00 p.m., Trumbull Police were told by another law enforcement agency that a woman was being held hostage by a man armed with a weapon inside of a Royce of Trumbull apartment complex on Old Town Road in Trumbull. Officers say they checked with the information they were provided and learned that the man was also a fugitive.

Trumbull Police says they were assisted by the Southwest Regional Emergency Response team and together they closed the apartment complex and established a perimeter around the building in the Royce complex. Police also say they evacuated nearby apartments in the complex for the safety of the other residents. According to police, they made numerous attempts to contact the people in the apartment involved in the situation.

After numerous attempts to contact the occupants of the apartments were unsuccessful, the Emergency Response Team gained entry to the unit around 5:30 p.m., however, it was unoccupied, they said.

Officers lifted the lock down at the apartment complex and residents were allowed to return to their homes.

According to police, the investigation is continuing and officers are attempting to locate the unidentified woman who made the initial call to police in order to verify that she is safe and unharmed.