What is swatting and is it on the rise? (Deseret News)


    What is swatting and is it on the rise? – By Hanna Seariac (Deseret News) / Jan 6, 2024

    Swatting is a false emergency report of a serious criminal threat

    Salt Lake police officers mobilized to a Poplar Grove neighborhood last year after receiving a call about a shooting and possible hostage situation.

    Upon arrival, the police determined that there were no injuries and no hostage situation. The incident occurred on April 6, 2023.

    “Our police officers performed as we expected to keep everyone safe,” Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said in a press release. “These unfounded calls pose significant dangers to our officers and the community. I would like to thank the women and men of the Salt Lake City Police Department. Our graveyard patrol officers from across the city handled this incident with professionalism and great care to ensure their safety and the safety of those in the neighborhood. These are dynamic situations that can result in significant consequences if their caller is identified.”

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