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#1 Hum

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 22:00

A video gamer's office near Denver, US, was dramatically raided by armed police - and the incident was broadcast live online.

Jordan Mathewson, known as Kootra online, was playing popular title Counter-Strike when several officers entered the room and arrested him.

According to ABC News, he was later released without charge.

Officers said they were now trying to trace what they believed was a hoax call, possibly targeting the gamer.

"The caller claimed to have shot two co-workers, held others hostage, and threatened to shoot them. He stated that if the officers entered he would shoot them as well," the Littleton Police Department said in a statement.

"There were no victims or any evidence that a shooting had taken place.

"If the investigation determines that today's incident was a hoax, those involved will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

As is popular with many gamers, Mr Mathewson had been live-streaming his game online.

At one point, Mr Mathewson told people listening that he thought the building was "being swatted".

Moments later, several armed officers enter the room, shouting and ordering Mr Mathewson to the ground where he is handcuffed.

The full video of the incident, which contains strong language and video game violence, was posted on YouTube.

In it, Mr Mathewson can be heard telling police: "I'm sitting there playing a game, people are watching it, and I guess a joker thought it would be funny to call you guys in."

As the incident played out, the game continued to take place without Mr Mathewson taking part.

"Swatting" is a growing issue for police in the US, in which hoax calls are made with the intention of sounding serious enough to provoke the SWAT - Special Weapons And Tactics - team into deployment.

 



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#2 +Lovell

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 22:07

Why would the trolls stop swatting when it gets posted all over the news? 



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 22:27

Why would the trolls stop swatting when it gets posted all over the news? 

 

Maybe if we executed them and set an example, they would stop.



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 22:50

"The caller claimed to have shot two co-workers, held others hostage, and threatened to shoot them. He stated that if the officers entered he would shoot them as well,"

 

Police bust through door anyway... You'd think they would be more tactful. He heard them coming with his headphones on quite a few seconds before they entered. Plenty of rambo-prepping time.



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 22:58

I just saw this. It sounds like this isn't the first time that it's happened?

Someone is going to get hurt, whoever makes these kind of pranks needs to understand that.

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 23:15

Sadly not a rare occurrence on Twitch (N)



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 00:05

Your tax dollars at work waste.



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 00:09

Your tax dollars at work waste.

Yes because the police should not take a potential crime-in-progress seriously. Better that they show up on a prank call then go after those who make the call than ignore a call that leads to someone getting injured or killed.



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 03:17

The whole conversation is hilarious. And apparently he was locked up for a week because they found cannabis on his desk or something like that.

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 16:33

Someone is going to get hurt, whoever makes these kind of pranks needs to understand that.

 

Pretty sure that's the idea.



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 12:00

This should set a good example for those idiots who think this type of thing is funny.

 

It's not the person who "swatted" the livestreamer in the video above, but apparently in this case the police critically injured the streamers father during the event, all because this 15 year old was upset he was beaten and called a threat into the police. While only 15 years old, he got 25 years to life in prison for his "joke".



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 12:30

This should set a good example for those idiots who think this type of thing is funny.

 

It's not the person who "swatted" the livestreamer in the video above, but apparently in this case the police critically injured the streamers father during the event, all because this 15 year old was upset he was beaten and called a threat into the police. While only 15 years old, he got 25 years to life in prison for his "joke".

 

 

 

Prosecutors played audio of Horner’s 911 phone call to the jury:

“I just shot and killed four people. If any police enter my home I will kill them too,” the statement read in part.

 

 

SWAT team then raided the house, shooting and critically injuring the “Livestreamer’s” father in the process

 

 

This kid deserved it. What an idiot.  I would understand is he called police for a minor thing....  even that would be bad, but tolerable.

 

Calling in a terrorist threat, is not all fun and games anymore.



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 13:38

This should set a good example for those idiots who think this type of thing is funny.
 
It's not the person who "swatted" the livestreamer in the video above, but apparently in this case the police critically injured the streamers father during the event, all because this 15 year old was upset he was beaten and called a threat into the police. While only 15 years old, he got 25 years to life in prison for his "joke".


Pretty sure thats a made up/satire news site. Kinda like the Onion, only not funny or entertaining..
They seem to use the Paul Horner name alot in their stories as well.

edit:
http://en.wikipedia....National_Report

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 14:19

Pretty sure thats a made up/satire news site. Kinda like the Onion, only not funny or entertaining..
They seem to use the Paul Horner name alot in their stories as well.

edit:
http://en.wikipedia....National_Report

Hah, thanks, posted it within minutes of seeing it and didn't bother to check up on it. Personally I feel this is the type of sentence that should be given to false reports that lead to SWAT involvement.



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 15:26

The whole conversation is hilarious. And apparently he was locked up for a week because they found cannabis on his desk or something like that.

 

He was released without charge...