Connecticut ‘kidnapping’ just 3 students making a film

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SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — A reported gunpoint kidnapping at a Connecticut park that prompted seven cruisers to speed to the scene turned out to be a false alarm.

Police in South Windsor say a report Monday of a man getting out of the trunk of a car with his hands tied behind his back and duct tape covering his mouth while two other men held him at gunpoint was just three men filming a school project.

Responding officers saw a camera on a tripod and learned that there was no kidnapping. The gun was not real.

Deputy Chief Scott Custer tells the Hartford Courant the men, whose names were not released, were cited for creating a public disturbance.

Custer says the students should have alerted police beforehand that they would be filming in the park.

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Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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