MA Politicians Become Victims of SWATing Calls

Two Massachusetts politicians were victims of recent SWATing calls. Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund and U.S. Representative Katherine Clark both had police show up at their homes after the local police received automated phone calls on their business lines relating there had been shootings at the addresses. Clark has been a vocal supporter of new anti-hoax laws and is co-sponsor of the Interstate SWATing Anti Hoax Act. In both cases patrol officers responded, but no SWAT teams were called to assist. The calls are similar to a rash of automated calls indicating bombs had been placed at about 13 different schools in Massachusetts in January. Local police and the F.B.I. are jointly investigation all of the cases.

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