3 men charged with conspiracy to make 'swatting' calls | KOB 4
Advertisement

3 men charged with conspiracy to make 'swatting' calls

January 23, 2019 05:21 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three men have been charged with conspiracy to help a Los Angeles man make phony emergency "swatting" calls around the nation in hopes of sending police to the scene or forcing building evacuations.

Advertisement

Federal indictments unsealed Wednesday in Los Angeles allege they conspired with Tyler Barriss in 2017 to make bomb and shooting reports to police, a high school and convention center in Connecticut, Texas, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri and Illinois.

Barriss pleaded guilty in November to making hoax calls, including one that led a Wichita, Kansas, police officer answering a shooting call to kill an innocent man.

The Los Angeles indictment names Neal Patel of Des Plaines, Illinois; Tyler Stewart of Gulf Breeze, Florida; and Logan Patten of Greenwood, Missouri.

Two are in custody. It's unclear if the men have lawyers.

Credits

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Comment on Facebook

Share 4 - News Tips - Photos - Videos
  Share a News Tip, Story Idea, Photo, Video



Advertisement

Relay Media Amp

Advertisement

Advertisement




APD searching for missing 8-year-old girl

DWI checkpoints increase this weekend for “Saturation Saturday”

City interested in purchasing Crestview Bluffs to turn into recreation space

New Mexico senator plans to stay in office following arrest

New Mexico city seeks help paying monument lawsuit fees