Warrick County Responders receive strange swatting call overnight

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Authorities in Warrick County are investigating an apparent case of swatting overnight.

“Swatting is where someone calls into a 9-1-1 dispatch center or the police office and tries to give out a call that would get a response of a swat team or a serious response from a police department,” Sheriff Michael Wilder said.

According to a dispatcher, deputies and medics were sent to a home off of outer Lincoln avenue, just before 1:30 Wednesday morning for a report of a shooting.

It didn’t take authorities long to determine there was no shooting, no threat, and that the family had been the apparent victims of a swatting call.

“We believe this call was generated out of state. We’re issuing some search warrants on some IP addresses and things like that. I believe it was an internet generated phone call but we will prosecute if we can find the suspect,” Sheriff Wilder said.

(This story was originally published April 28, 2021)

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