Police strike back against ‘swatters’ after 3 incidents in Chicago suburbs

WGN Investigates

Evanston, Lisle and Naperville are just a few of the Chicago suburbs hit with “swatting” incidents this year. Swatting refers to the phony 911 calls that bring armed officers rushing to a scene. Elsewhere, swatting has turned deadly. This spring, a swatting hoax led to a lockdown on Northwestern University’s campus.

Watch to see what we’ve learned about how it happens and who can become a victim.