Deputies find Strawtown hostage taker a hoax Monday night


After a long night of searching for a supposed hostage taker and his captive, deputies in Hamilton County say it was all a hoax.

The hoax led to a huge police operation overnight in Strawtown just north of Noblesville.

The accused hostage taker has been found and was not holding anyone captive.

It started when police dispatch took a report that a man was holding another man hostage and threatening to kill him and himself.

All deputies had to go on was the area near 234th Street and Strawtown Road.

They spent all night looking before discovering it was a hoax.

No charges are expected in this case.