They found themselves spending much of the night in Citifare buses.
Building 12 had to be evacuated after SWAT teams moved in on one of the units.
Police say they were looking for a check forgery suspect. They received information he lived there and may be selling narcotics and had explosives.
After several hours, the apartment was cleared and nothing was found.
One arrest was made but not related to the case.
Residents were let back home around midnight.