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MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Police Department is in search of a suspect they believe made a bogus 911 call at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday.

Acting Chief Capt. George Hartz told the News the call came in on a cellphone with a male saying a woman was stabbed in a room across the hall at The Comfort Inn. He believed the suspect barricaded the room.

Seven officers from the MVPD and the Knox County Sheriff’s office, including detectives, responded to The Comfort Inn and found the room in question to be unoccupied and not booked for the night. Officers continued to search other rooms in the hotel, questioning occupants and hotel staff, to see if they heard any disturbances or witnessed any suspicious activity.

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