"Swatting" Hoax: Is Online Gamers' Revenge Turning Deadly?





"Police swarmed a Long Island home Tuesday, responding to what they thought was a hostage situation and possible murder scene only to learn the call was a hoax targeting a teenage boy.

"About 60 officers and emergency responders went to the home on Laurelton Boulevard in Long Beach after receiving a 911 call from someone claiming to have killed his mother and brother there.

"When they arrived, they found no evidence of a shooting and learned no one at the home had called 911. Instead, a 17-year-old boy believed to be the target of a hoax was in the shower, and his family was fine."

Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss the "Swatting" trend and its potentially deadly consequences during this segment of The Young Turks.

Read more from the NBC News story by Checkey Bedford here:http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55016435/ns...

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