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Officers in America wearing riot gear and carrying automatic weapons searched Carlton Washburne School, Winnetka, for almost three hours after the woman, who has not been identified, called 911.
Joseph De Lopez, the local police chief, said the woman reported receiving a call from her husband in which she could hear muffled voices and believed he was being held captive by a man with a gun.
Within minutes a security perimeter was established around the school, whose pupils had left for the day, and officers poured into the building. Three TV news helicopters were circling above.
But while they were still searching the school, and the man's distressed wife remained connected to his mobile phone and to 911, he returned home.
It became clear that while driving back from work, he had called his wife by sitting on his mobile phone, which was in his back pocket, while he listened to hip-hop and talked to himself.
"His wife was the last number he'd dialled," Chief De Lopez said.
Mark Friedman, the school district interim co-superintendent, explained that the music's "gangster-like" lyrics had contributed to the woman's concerns.
The couple were later interviewed by investigators from Winnetka Police. It was determined that no criminal offence had occurred and charges would not be filed against them.
Mr Friedman said of the man: "He's embarrassed – who wouldn't be?"
Chief De Lopez described the incident as "good practice" for his officers
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8242008/Armed-police-storm-school-after-man-accidentally-calls-wife-from-his-pocket.htmlOfficers in America wearing riot gear and carrying automatic weapons searched Carlton... more