Fake 911 callers identified - CBS46 News

Fake 911 callers identified

Posted: Updated:
PEACHTREE CITY, GA (CBS46) - Police in Peachtree City say two juveniles in New York have been identified as the source of a fake 911 call. On Friday dispatchers got a call saying one person had been shot and the shooter would target police upon their arrival.

Detectives searched various locations in Peachtree City for several hours before discovering the call was a hoax. The phone calls were tracked to an apartment in the Bronx.

Police say the suspects are "Swatters" pranksters who play an online game where they will call in a dangerous threat to a law enforcement agency.

 Officials in Peachtree City say they aren't sure why the town was targeted. Swatting is a felony which could result in federal domestic terrorism charges.

 Copyright 2015 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.