911 audio from fake tunnel threat released

The call, allegedly made by 39-year-old Donald Wallace, snarled rush-hour traffic on Tuesday for hours in the surrounding areas. (6/12/14)

EDISON - Hudson County Sheriff Francis Schillari has released the audio from the 911 call that sparked a large-scale police investigation around the Lincoln Tunnel.

The call, allegedly made by 39-year-old Donald Wallace, snarled rush-hour traffic on Tuesday for hours in the surrounding areas. Wallace allegedly told the dispatcher, "I have a D.C. sniper that's driving into your city right now."

Port Authority police say that Wallace was taken into custody in Manhattan. He faces charges of creating false public alarm and terroristic threats.

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Emergency responders swarmed around the tunnel area after Weehawken police got a 911 call at around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. The caller claimed the sniper was on top of a building overlooking the tunnel on the New Jersey side.

Police also ordered passengers off a light rail train near New Jersey's Lincoln Harbor station during the search.

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