New York State Police accuse a Cortland County woman of lying about a hostage situation.

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Authorities received a report of a person held at gunpoint at a home on North Street in McGraw on April 20 , drawing response from several troopers and Cortland County Sheriff’s Deputies.

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Troopers have now charged 26-year-old Stephanie Smith of McGraw with misdemeanor falsely reporting an incident.

Authorities say she turned herself over to a trooper and was arrested.

She’s been ordered to appear in Cortlandville Court later this month.

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