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Armed police respond to Knaresborough High Street hoax

16 October 2013 Last updated at 20:40 BST

Hoax calls brought the centre of a North Yorkshire market town to a standstill as armed police responded to what they believed was an "immediate threat" to the public.

Police said the incident in Knaresborough was based on "malicious" calls to themselves and a neighbouring force.

The High Street was closed for about four hours and pupils at a nearby school were asked to stay inside.

An investigation has been launched.

Amateur cameraman Connor Smith captured footage of police in the street.

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