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Video: Swatting Incident Live-Streamed Via "Counter-Strike" Game

August 28, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Swatting Incident Live-Streamed Via "Counter-Strike" Game

An incredible video showing the apparent swatting of a video game player who operates under the moniker "Kootra" was published Wednesday, reports techcrunch.com.

In this case, a Denver-area building was selected for the prank. Nearby schools, according to local media, were temporarily placed on lockdown due to the phantom threat.

Making the entire situation nearly surreal is the fact that Kootra, whose common name is Jordan Mathewson, was streaming a video game to the Internet when the heavily armed police force entered his location, and detained him.

It isn’t clear who instigated the prank that Kootra was caught up in.

Tags: Colorado, Denver, Swatting


Comments (8)

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Marshal One @ 8/29/2014 6:00 AM

OK.. Old guy alert here.. .What the hell is this about? Some guy playing video games and we bust in with SWAT and raid him for playing video games??? I'm totally lost here on this one... Did he call in and threaten to do this to live people??................................????????????????

Jason @ 8/29/2014 7:19 AM

I'm in the same boat with you Marshal. I read the article and walked away confused. I have no clue what the story was trying to say

Keith @ 8/29/2014 7:47 AM

If you read, it says they do not know who pranked this guy, but someone called in to the Police that there was a threat and now days you have to take them seriously. Whoever did this, is an idiot and should be charged if he or she is found. People think they are being funny until someone gets hurt or killed.

Rick @ 8/29/2014 9:40 AM

Glad no one was hurt. SWATing is just too dangerous and someone may get injured due to mistaken identity or over zealous response. Unfortunately in real life the techies take a long time to track down the perpetrators if even possible unlike on TV where the department hacker character just tracks ‘em down right quick.

donut_plz @ 8/29/2014 9:58 AM

Based on this guy having video streaming live through his online game with his buddies I suspect he called on himself or one of his buddies did with his full knowledge. He was talking about being swatted before they even came in the room.
He and anyone else involved in that incident need to go to jail for abuse of 911, etc....anything.
Any OT paid as a result of the call out etc.. needs to be reimbursed as well.

Dan @ 8/29/2014 7:26 PM

The thing I don't understand is why they're still playing an old ass game like counter strike. Boring!!

TheRookie @ 8/29/2014 8:13 PM

Exactly what they do. A member playing on the internet game circle calls in a fake threat. It does two things. 1) Knocks the competitor out of the game so a narcissist may be able to win. 2) Opens Police up to injury or death. Notice the web cam showing their positions, weaponry, etc. It took an Officer awhile to catch it & put the video cam face down. This can be used to set up a SWAT Team at every level. In todays psychotic world that's a serious danger to L.E.O's.

Ima Leprechaun @ 9/14/2014 4:57 PM

"SWATTING" is in itself the game. The player is usually the caller to the police and is anonymous to the police. Points are gained by how much equipment the caller can get to the scene and how quickly the response is made. Swat officers and their gear are worth a certain point range depending upon what gear they bring the the scene, regular police, fire equipment, EMS and any other responders are given varying points, also the media is worth points depending upon whether it is live coverage or a later news story. The scene that has the most points or the largest response wins the game. The person responsible for this carnage can be anywhere in the world or can easily be one of the on-line players of the video game but that person does not have to be engaged in the video game to "SWAT" someone. This is a very dangerous crime, especially for the victim who rarely has a clue as to what is happening. This "game" has been a national problem for several years now and can occur in any town anywhere.

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