“I’ve been swatted,” he said.
Swatting is a potentially deadly prank in which someone calls the police and tells them that an urgent and violent crime has occurred at their target’s location. The idea is to lure a SWAT team or other response team to the person’s house.
One of the responding officers lived in his neighborhood and recognized Kyle, so the situation was defused, he said in the stream.
The Upper Pottsgrove Township, Pennsylvania, Police Department is investigating the incident but gave no other details.
How does ‘swatting’ get so out of hand?
SWAT teams have no way of knowing whether a call is a hoax, which is why these situations can be so dangerous.
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