New Jersey Mosque Evacuated In Apparent 'Swatting' IncidentThere were some tense moments Thursday morning after a mosque in Paterson was evacuated following a threat was called in to police.
Seen At 11: An Admitted ‘Swatting’ Hoaxer Talks About His ActionsA Connecticut man faces five years in prison for swatting two high schools. It has also happened in New Jersey and the UConn campus in Storrs.
Federal Bills By New York Lawmakers Aim To Crack Down On 'Swatting'Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Monday that he is submitting legislation to create stiffer penalties for swatting.
Authorities: Bergenfield Hostage Hoax Appears To Be ‘Swatting’ IncidentInvestigators say anonymous call reporting that two people were being held hostage in a northern New Jersey dry cleaning business and had bombs strapped to them turned out to be a hoax.
'Swatting' Call Triggers Huge Police Response In Long Beach, Long IslandPolice sent a swat team to a Long Island home after receiving a call about a possible hostage situation that turned out to be a hoax.
Sen. Schumer Proposing Tougher 'Swatting' PenaltiesSen. Charles Schumer is introducing legislation to deter "swatting," a new crime trend that's costing law enforcement thousands of dollars.
NJ Lawmaker Pushing For Stiffer 'Swatting' Penalties Becomes Target Of HoaxAssemblyman Paul Moriarty was sitting in his Gloucester County home Saturday afternoon when he suddenly got a call from police.
NJ Lawmakers Look To Get Tough On 'Swatting'Under one bill, anyone busted for making a hoax call to 911 would be liable for the the cost incurred by police and first responders, said Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, D-Union.
Police Investigating If Report Of Hostage Situation In Eastchester Was Case Of 'Swatting'Police had guns drawn and officers were in full protective gear, but they said no one was home.
Another 'Swatting' Hoax Called Into Upper Freehold Township PolicePolice responding to a report of a hostage in Upper Freehold Township discovered it was a hoax.
Authorities: Call Reporting Hostage Situation In Clifton, N.J., Was A HoaxA massive police presence in Clifton, New Jersey, Saturday night was sparked by a hoax call, authorities confirmed to CBS2.
FBI Joining Probe Of Long Island 'Swatting' Hoax CallLong 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.
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