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Police: No evidence of hostage situation at Miami club, woman who made claim being questioned

Posted at 4:42 PM, Feb 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-05 23:19:41-05

MIAMI, Fla — Miami Police are detaining a woman for questioning after she said numerous people were being held in a club as hostages by management.

SWAT was on scene, and concluded their search of the premises only to find that the building was clear and that nobody was inside or in harms way.



According to WPLG, at least 10 people were held against their will at Joseph's Club Restaurant located at 1971 NW Seventh Street in Little Havana.


According to a Tweet by  Miami Police, the incident appears to have started with a stolen cell phone.

The SWAT team breached the front door of the restaurant and negotiation teams are attempting to contact management and the hostages.

Two nearby schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution.

This is a developing story.  Refresh for updates.