Police surrounded the Florida home of Parkland shooting survivor and anti-gun activist David Hogg Tuesday, because someone placed a phony 911 call in a prank called “swatting.”
The hoaxster told Broward Sheriff’s Office there was a hostage situation at the home, according to WPLG.
But emergency responders found nothing wrong and determined it was a prank.
Hogg is in Washington D.C. with his mother to accept the RFK Human Rights award and was not home at the time.
“I think it’s really a distraction from what we’re trying to fix here,” Hogg told WPLG of the prank. “Which is the massive gun violence epidemic in this country.”
Swatting led to the death of an innocent Kansas man late last year after a California serial prankster made a bogus 911 call claiming there had been a shooting at the victim’s home.
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