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Police were on 'hot scene' in Salisbury

Salisbury, Vermont -- November 17, 2011

Dozens of Vt. State troopers swarmed an apartment building in Salisbury Thursday.

Vermont State police covered in camouflage and bulletproof vests swarmed Lake Dunmore Road in Salisbury early Thursday morning.

They circled the home in Kamperville Park, home to three different apartments.

They would not say what brought them to the scene, or if there were any confirmed injuries, but WCAX News heard unconfirmed reports of a hostage situation.

Neighbors say they were startled to hear the police knocking at their door shortly after 2 a.m.

"The neighbor woke us up and said there was a situation outside and there was state police surrounding the building. We were asked to leave the building, but we had to go all at the same time," says witness Alan Knap. "A police officer in tactical gear escorted us from the building. We all walked single file. They walked us about a half of a mile from the apartment building up to the ambulance where we could stay warm."

Tactical teams were called in from across the state and police packed up the scene shortly before sunrise.

Capt. Donald Patch would not confirm whether or not anyone was hurt, how police got word of the incident, or what even took place. All they would say is they planned to hold a press conference explaining the situation Thursday afternoon.

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