SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — San Mateo police are investigating a “swatting” case after responding Wednesday to a report of a person barricaded inside a home with a gun, only to learn the call was a fake.
Police initially issued an alert shortly before 3:30 p.m. saying they had closed the area of 28th Avenue and Garfield Street for a “barricaded incident.”READ MORE: Pandemic-Inspired Art Greets Visitors to Newly-Reopened San Francisco Museums
About an hour later, the Police Department sent out an update saying the area had reopened after officers determined there was no barricaded suspect inside a home.READ MORE: East Bay Entrepreneurs Eager for Red Tier Easing to Boost Business
Police said they are now investigating who made the false call and said the suspect or suspects “will be brought to justice.”
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