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Parkland Student Activist's Florida Home Swatted

June 5, 2018
"I think it's really a distraction from what we're trying to fix here, which is the massive gun-violence epidemic in this country," Hogg said.

No Charges Filed Against Kansas Officer in Fatal Swatting Incident

April 13, 2018
"The officer believed Mr. Finch was the suspect who had shot his own father and had been holding his younger brother and mother hostage," Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said Thursday.

Kansas Billboards Call for Charges Against Officer Who Killed Man After Swatting Call

March 19, 2018
In December, a Wichita police officer fatally shot Andy Finch after a fake emergency call directed law enforcement to the 28-year-old victim’s home. A man in California has since been charged with involuntary manslaughter, but the family of the man who was killed and community activists have repeatedly called for the officer who killed Finch to come under greater scrutiny.

KS Officers Sued Over Fatal Shooting Caused by “Swatting” Call

January 23, 2018
The man who allegedly placed the call, Tyler Barris, 25, is not named in the lawsuit. He is facing criminal charges of involuntary manslaughter, giving a false alarm and interference with a law enforcement officer.

Swatting Incident Leads to Fatal Police Shooting, Suspect in Custody

December 30, 2017
The incident took place late Thursday when police were called about a supposed domestic incident at a Kansas man's home, where he had shot his father and was holding his other family members at gunpoint, police said in a press conference Friday. When police arrived, the man who opened the door was told to raise his hands -- a command he obeyed until he moved his hands down to his waist, police said.

Ohio Agency Swatted with Dangerous Hostage Hoax

June 29, 2015
The call prompted an immediate response of Parma Police officers. In addition, it also prompted a callout of the entire Parma Police SWAT Team, which includes both tactical officers and the hostage negotiation team.

Popular Video Game Players Swatted

March 23, 2015
Last month, several hundred people were watching Joshua Peters as he played the game RuneScape from his parents’ home in St. Cloud, Minn. A video of Mr. Peters shows him suddenly leaving his computer when police officers appear at the house and order him and his family at gunpoint to lie face down on the ground.

No Charges for Man Who Shot Oklahoma Chief During Swatting Incident

January 19, 2015
Bullets then ripped out of Dallas Horton’s firearm, striking Ross’ vest-protected chest three times. A fourth bullet struck Ross’ arm.

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

August 28, 2014
An incredible video showing the apparent swatting of a video game player who operates under the moniker "Kootra" was published Wednesday.

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

August 28, 2014
An incredible video showing the apparent swatting of a video game player who operates under the moniker "Kootra" was published Wednesday. Read More Here.
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