Juvenile Arrested in Connection with Celeb Swatting Incidents
(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles police have arrested a juvenile they believe was involved in swatting incidents involving Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber.
“Swatting” is a term used to describe phone calls made to police with the intention of having officers sent to an unsuspecting home as a hoax.
The juvenile, who lives in the Southern California area but whose name and age have not been revealed, was arrested on Dec. 10. Los Angeles prosecutors are now reviewing the case.
In the Kutcher incident, police received a call that people were inside the actor’s home with guns and explosives, and that several people had been shot. The Bieber incident occurred a week later.
Miley Cyrus and Simon Cowell were also victims of swatting this year, but the Los Angeles Police Department’s press release doesn’t mention those incidents.
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