Fountain Police investigating ‘swatting’ call

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Published: Jan. 15, 2021 at 7:03 PM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Fountain Police is investigating a “swatting” call after a bomb threat was made on Friday.

Police say they responded to reports of a bomb threat in the 500 block of Royalty Place off of South Santa Fe Avenue. After investigating, officers determined it was a false report. The people inside the residence are cooperating with police and the investigation and are not facing charges.

Fountain Police says a “swatting” call is a criminal harassment tactic to send police and emergency services to another person’s address. This is started by a false report of a serious law enforcement emergency like a bomb threat.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sergeant Sheyna Marshall at 719-382-6918; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 719-634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

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