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'Horrible prank' leads police to surround house in Superior

Armed officers swarmed a house in Superior after a 911 caller said someone was holding hostages there at gunpoint. Police say the people in the house were victims of a prank, and computer forensics experts are trying to find out who was responsible.
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Armed officers swarmed a house in Superior after a 911 caller said someone was holding hostages there at gunpoint. Police say the people in the house were victims of a prank, and computer forensics experts are trying to find out who was responsible.

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