Police in Atlanta were hoaxed into believing that a three people had been shot inside a home in a gated community, reports WSB-TV.
Here’s what we know so far:
1. Police Do Not Believe Anybody Was Hurt
The initial call had indicated that three people were shot, cops are now saying it was all a complete hoax. The owner of the home told 11 Alive that he believes the hoax was an example of “swatting.”
2. A Massive Police Force Was on Scene
The call came in at around 4:30 p.m. local time, according to Police Chief Chad McGiboney. Police surrounded the quiet community.
3. The Claimed to Be Holed Up With a Hostage
According to 11 Alive, the person who made the 911 call claimed to have shot three people and said that he was holding a female hostage.
4. Police Were Called to Posh House
BREAKING: Johns Creek PD possibly working a triple shooting near Country Club of the South near 7105 Carlisle Lane in Johns Creek
— CBS Atlanta News (@cbsatl) January 16, 2014
Police were called to 7105 Carlisle Lane, John’s Greek, within the community.
5. The Community Prides Itself on its Security
According to the community’s official website, the grounds are patrolled “24 hours a day.” The community’s golf course was designed by legend Jack Nicklaus. Houses in the community are valued at around $1 million.
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