Updated 11:49 pm, Friday, September 15, 2017
TRUMBULL — A Monroe woman made a false 911 call in order to get her estranged husband arrested, police said.
Trumbull police were notified by Bridgeport police Wednesday that a call came in that a woman was being held hostage by a man inside an apartment in the Royce at Trumbull complex. Police remained on scene until around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
But police said the report was false. The woman who made the call was arrested Thursday, Trumbull police Lt. Keith Golding said Friday.
Lauren Pires, 31, of Monroe, “claimed to have been someone else in her initial call and had falsely reported the incident in order to have her estranged husband arrested,” Golding said Friday. She was charged with falsely reporting an incident, breach of peace and interfering with police.
Piers was released on $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 25.
Trumbull police were assisted by the Southwest Regional Emergency Response Team — a tactical team trained for hostage situations — and several nearby agencies.
The complex was closed during the incident and police created a perimeter around the building. Nearby apartments were evacuated as a precaution, Trumbull police Lt. Douglas Smith said.
Police made numerous attempts to contact the apartment’s occupants, but all attempts were unsuccessful, Smith said. The emergency response team gained entry to the unit around 5:30 p.m. and found the apartment empty.
“Several residents had to be evacuated from their homes and nearby schools were put into lockdown mode,” Golding said.