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Police: Trenton Hostage-Taker Had Fake Gun

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TRENTON, N.J. -

We're learning more about a 37-hour police stand-off in Trenton.

Investigators now say the gun used by a man while holding three children and two dead bodies inside a home was actually fake.

Police say the hostage-taker, Gerald Murphy, had a replica semi-automatic handgun.

But officials say that doesn't change the way officers should have responded.

Police say Murphy also had a large kitchen knife.

Authorities found the body of woman and her 12-year-old son inside the home. Murphy also died.

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