Meehan introduces bipartisan anti-Swatting bill

U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-7) Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-PA) introduced the Interstate Swatting Hoax Act of 2015 Wednesday, legislation to combat attacks known as swatting. Swatting is defined as the intentional misleading of emergency responders in order to provoke a S.W.A.T. team response. In recent years, swatting has become a widely used tool for online...

Police: Armed home-invasion with hostages a hoax

¬†Authorities called incident an example of dangerous prank called “swatting” The 9-1-1 operator relayed details of the report:¬† A home invasion in Westtown Township was unfolding with four armed intruders seizing hostages, according to the caller – self-described as a terrified, 13-year-old hiding in a closet. A little after midnight on Wednesday, the Chester County Department of...