- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) - A SWAT team has responded to a suburban Omaha suburb to handle what turned out to be a hoax about a shooting.

Sarpy County officers and Nebraska State Patrol troopers were sent to a house in a neighborhood just north of Wehrspann (WEER’-span) Lake around 1:15 a.m. Monday. They tried unsuccessfully to reach anyone inside, but crisis negotiators finally made contact. The residents had been asleep, and there had been no shooting. Officers left about 4:30 a.m.

Sarpy County deputies say the call was a case of “swatting” on the part of a hoaxer who intended to draw out a SWAT team on unsuspecting people.


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