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WARREN, MA (WGGB/WSHM)-- Warren Police responded to a house in Warren after reports of an armed home invasion in progress.

All available units from multiple jurisdictions were called in, as well as Mass. State Police.

It turned out to be a hoax, something called "swatting," which is when someone calls Police and reports an active or dangerous situation in order to draw a large Police presence. 

Swatting is a crime and perishable offense.

The incident is now being investigated.

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Campus189

Swatting is becoming more & more of a problem. Police sometimes have no way of tracing the call to find the person that reported it. I have seen many people get swatted or doxxed. When it happens, the person never gets over this experience. I am on many social media platforms & see this happen a lot. False calls can be made over & over again. Burner phones & Vpn's don't help matters.

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