PressTV-US police kills unarmed man on hoax 911 call

A US police officer in the state of Kansas has shot dead an unarmed father of two children after a Los Angeles-based prank caller falsely informed authorities that the victim had killed his father and was holding relatives hostage inside his home.

The latest case took place Thursday night, when a police officer in the city of Wichita gunned down the man, identified as 28-year-old Andrew Finch, but later learned that the call was hoax, known as “swatting,” in which individuals falsely report an emergency to police, requiring immediate response by units using Special Weapons and Tactics – or SWAT teams.

This is while police authorities in Los Angeles announced the arrest of a 25-year-old man identified as Tyler Barriss, who they said is suspected of making the prank call following a reported argument over an online game, The Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday.

LAPD police said Barriss was arrested in South Los Angeles on a fugitive…

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