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Homicide hoax ties up law enforcement in Park Rapids neighborhood Thursday night

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What may have been a hoax call tied up three law enforcement agencies unnecessarily Thursday night in Park Rapids and startled a residential neighborhood that has seen its share of pain lately.


Park Rapids Police Chief Terry Eilers said sometime after 6:30 p.m. someone called the dispatch center to report a possible homicide and "bodies all over the floor" at a residence across the street from where a man died over the Fourth of July weekend following an altercation.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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