NEWBURYPORT — Police responded Sunday night to a report of a shooting and a pipe bomb threat that was later found to be a hoax.
Officers were called to Longfellow Drive shortly after 6 p.m. following a phone call to the department’s nonemergency number from a man who claimed he shot someone in a home and that he had pipe bombs, City Marshal Mark Murray said in a press release.
Police learned that a family of four was inside the home and were able to enter and confirm no one was injured. Officers did not have to force their way into the home and no one was hurt during the incident, Murray said.
Police received assistance from the Newburyport Fire Department, Massachusetts State Police and the Amesbury, Salisbury and Newbury police departments.
Longfellow Drive was temporarily closed to traffic. Officers remained until nearly 7 p.m.
Marshal praised the work of first responders.
“I’d like to thank the agencies who responded to assist us today, and the swift response and investigation by our officers,” he said. “Fortunately, no one was hurt in this incident.”
Newburyport police continue to investigate the incident.