Police shoot dead man after alleged Call of Duty ‘swatting’ hoax

A man has been arrested after an alleged “swatting” prank call led to police shooting dead a 28-year-old man.

Andrew Finch was shot at his front door on 28 December in Wichita, Kansas.

Police surrounded the home after receiving a hoax emergency call from a man claiming to have shot dead his father and taken his family hostage.

The call stemmed from a row between two gamers playing Call of Duty online, US media say, although the address raided was apparently unconnected to either.

Police have said they believe the report was an act of “swatting” where a person makes a false report to send police to another person or fake address.

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