Heavily armed police and deputies surrounded a Coronado house Thursday night time in what seemed to be “swatting” incident with a false report of a criminal offense at the residence.
About 9:15 p.m., Coronado police received a report from a male caller that there had been a capturing in his Balboa Avenue house.
Officers acquired there and couldn’t rouse anyone inside. They referred to as in help from sheriff’s deputies and San Diego police, who surrounded the home in SWAT gear.
Police stored making an attempt to contact the residents by public handle system, Coronado spokeswoman Lea Corbin stated Friday. She stated after whereas a lady got here outdoors and allowed officers to go in and search the house.
No foul play or victims have been discovered. Corbin stated the decision appeared to have been a hoax.
Deputies and officers have been clearing out of the neighborhood by around 10:45 p.m.
Authorities across the county sometimes get comparable hoax stories of great crimes aimed toward getting a SWAT group despatched to a home, typically for a vengeful purpose. Officials say such incidents, which have been dubbed “swattings,” might be harmful to unaware residents in addition to to officers.
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