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Alleged Texas White Supremacist Arrested Over Swatting Calls Against Virginia Targets

John Cameron Denton, 26, was charged with conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States and interstate threats to injure after he and several other co-conspirators planned multiple “swatting” calls from November 2018 to April 2019, the Department of Justice said.

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California Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Fatal "Swatting" 911 Call

A California man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for placing a 911 call to a Kansas police department that ultimately led to the death of 28-year-old Andrew Finch in December 2017.

Video: Swatting Hoax Brings Police Response to South Carolina Reserve Officer's Home

McCord's home surveillance cameras captured scenes of officers surrounding the house and McCord's brother-in-law walking out of the home with his hands up as officers shout commands. McCord also surrendered in compliance with officers' commands.

Parkland Student Activist's Florida Home Swatted

"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

"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

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

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

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

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.

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Popular Video Game Players Swatted

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.

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