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Swatting

Police respond to a 911 hoax at a home on Laurelton Boulevard in Long Beach, Long Island, on April 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

FBI Joining Probe Of Long Island ‘Swatting’ Hoax Call

Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said more than 60 heavily armed officers went to a home Tuesday after they had received a fake call that someone killed his mother and brother there.

04/23/2014

Police respond to a 911 hoax at a home on Laurelton Boulevard in Long Beach, Long Island, on April 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Cops: ‘Swatting’ 911 Prank Leads To Massive Police Response In Long Beach

It turned out the 911 call police were responding to was a hoax and part of a game called “Swatting” that law enforcement officials say has become a nationwide epidemic.

04/22/2014