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Call about threat was false alarm, police say
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Armed law enforcement officers descended on the old Regions building Wednesday evening in downtown Gainesville in response to what turned out to be a false alarm, a Gainesville police department spokesman said. While the scene looked alarming, it was soon confirmed by Gainesville police as a false alarm, a department spokesman said. Cpl. Kevin Holbrook, spokesman for the police, said a female caller notified dispatch that she was in the building and under threat.