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Man in custody after false sniper threat snarls Lincoln Tunnel traffic

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – A suspect is in custody after a false threat of a sniper outside of the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel created a traffic nightmare for commuters Tuesday night.

Port Authority police arrested Georgia resident Donald Wallace, 39, just before midnight Wednesday on 47th St. and 11th Ave in Manhattan,  according to officials.

Wallace is charged with making terroristic threats and creating false public alarm.

Police received a phone call reporting a sniper on top of this lumber company near the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel.

Police received a phone call reporting a sniper on top of this lumber company near the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel.

On Tuesday, authorities got a call of a sniper on the roof of Dyke’s Lumber in Weehawken at about 5:15 p.m.

NJ State Police did a flyover of the area and SWAT teams scanned the scene, even ordering passengers off a light rail train at the Lincoln Harbor Station.

It was determined the call was unfounded.

Although the Lincoln Tunnel never closed, the activity brought traffic to a standstill.

Police are still investigating.

 

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