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Caller in Fatal SWATing Incident Pleads Guilty

Witchita Police
An update on some audio we posted last year: On December 26th, 2017 Tyler Barriss called the court house in Wichita, Kansas claiming to have shot and killed his father and was holding other family members hostage. Barriss had placed the call after an online dispute over a...
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Andover Teen Pleads in SWATing Case

Essex County DA's Office
An Andover, Massachusetts 17 year old has pleaded guilty after being tried for a number of SWATing incidents across the country. After an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and multiple State Police agencies. The teen is accused of leading...
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MA Politicians Become Victims of SWATing Calls

Melrose Police Patch
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...
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SWATing Call Shocks Maine Neighborhood

Seal of Biddleford, Maine
An unidentified man called the Biddeford Police in Cumberland County, Maine twice on July 12th. In the first call the suspect said he had shot his parents and was now barricaded with his girlfriend inside an apartment. In the second call the suspect stated he was armed with...
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Teen Arrested For SWATing Incidents

A Surprise, Arizona teenager has been arrested after law enforcement officials determined he is responsible for several SWATing incidents. The 17 year old is accused of calling the Monterey County California Sheriff’s Office and claiming there had been a home invasion and someone had been shot at the...
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