Report Of Armed, Barricaded Suspect In San Mateo Home Turns Out To Be Fake 'Swatting' CallSan 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.
Santa Rosa 12-Year-Old Arrested For Allegedly Making 'Swatting' Call To PoliceA 12-year-old has been arrested after allegedly making a fake shooting call to Santa Rosa police that triggered a SWAT response to a local home where heavily armed officers forced the startled residents from the house late Tuesday.
'Swatting' Hoax Call Triggers Tension-Filled Response In Palo Alto NeighborhoodA hoax call reporting a fatal shooting, children being held hostage and multiple pipe bombs triggered some tense moments in a Palo Alto neighborhood Tuesday night before police realized there was no threat.
Home Of Parkland Survivor David Hogg Targeted In 'Swatting' IncidentThe family of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student activist David Hogg was the victim of a "swatting" incident Tuesday morning.
'Swatting' Prank 911 Call Led Officers to Storm House in HerculesGuns drawn, police officers stormed a house in Hercules on Dec. 27 after they received a 911 call. It turned out to be a prank known as "swatting."
SoCal Man Faces Felony Charge In Kansas 'Swatting' DeathTyler Barriss, 25, was held without bail after waiving his right to an extradition hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Southern California Man Arrested in Fatal Kansas Police ShootingPolice in Los Angeles have arrested a man they suspect made a hoax phone call that resulted in a fatal police shooting in Kansas.
Police Say Prank Call Led to Man's Fatal Shooting by OfficerPolice and the FBI are investigating whether an argument over an online game prompted a hoax call that led to a house where an officer shot and killed a Kansas man who apparently wasn't involved in the dispute.
Marin County Family Falls Victim To ‘Swatting,’ Hoax 911 Calls Become Growing Problem For PoliceHoax 911 calls known as “swatting” is a problem that has popped up and plagued many areas all over the country. Just recently a hoax call was made into Fairfax which prompted a full SWAT response, the second such call in Marin County in just the past two weeks.
California Lawmakers Set Sights On 'Swatting' BanCalifornia lawmakers are taking aim at the practice of “swatting,” which has sent police on fake emergency calls to the homes of Tom Cruise and other stars.