Police remain at the Comfort Inn in Absecon this afternoon following reports of a man with a gun in a hotel room.

The search, in fact, turned up an empty room and no suspect just off eastbound Rt. 30, according to new reports from NBC40.net.

Police units from several Atlantic County towns plus a S.W.A.T. team were dispatched early Thursday afternoon after a maintence worker called 911 after he reportedly encountered a man with a black handgun on the eighth floor of the hotel.

No word on who the suspect is or where they may be now, or if the incident was some sort of hoax.

The story is still developing.

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