Wake Forest police tactical units investigate ‘swatting’ incident

Police are on scene at the Bexley at Heritage apartment complex (Viewer photo)

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) — Wake Forest police are investigating a “swatting” incident at the Bexley at Heritage complex, said Town of Wake Forest official Bill Crabtree.

Multiple Wake Forest police units were sent to the apartment, including the Town’s Tactical Service Unit, around 9 a.m. after a reported death at an apartment.

The responding units learned the call was a hoax once they entered the apartment, officials said.

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Origin of the call reporting the death was in Florida.

“Swatting” is when someone calls 911 to draw out a heavy law enforcement response, usually a SWAT team, when there is no emergency.

Wake Forest police said these incidents place innocent citizens and emergency personnel at risk.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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