- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

KEYPORT, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say an anonymous call reporting that a man had taken hostages and stabbed a woman turned out to be a hoax.

NJ.com reports (https://bit.ly/1zB2Wma ) that police received a call just after 1:30 p.m. Sunday from a man who told them he would shoot police and the hostages. But when police arrived, they realized it was the latest example of a hoax known as swatting. The fake calls typically draw a heavily-armed police response.

The response was caught on YouTube by a man streaming a video in his home.

Keyport Police Chief George Casaletto says they’re investigating the incident, but it doesn’t appear to be related to other recent fake calls.


Information from: NJ.com, https://www.nj.com



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