Police: NY juveniles suspected in fake 911 call | Crime
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Authorities have say two juveniles in New York are suspected of triggering a SWAT team response in Peachtree City.
On Friday, a SWAT team responded to a call of a person saying that he had shot his mother, tied up his father and brother, and was going to shoot the police upon their arrival.
After several hours, police realized the call was fake -- another dangerous instance of the practice known as "swatting."
"The dispatcher reported shots in the background which made officers very, very concerned and we had to deploy resources appropriately," said Lt. Mark Brown of the Peachtree City Police Department.
Investigators were able to track the call to an apartment in the Bronx, N.Y., and found two juvenile suspects. New York Police Department Detectives were notified and are now interviewing the juveniles.
It's not clear why they targeted Peachtree City. There doesn't appear to be any link to any specific person or place there.
Whatever their intent, officers say it's no joke.
"This is across state lines, across the internet phone lines, which makes it federal crimes at this point," Brown said.