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Yesterday | KSL-TV

Police ID man, woman killed in murder-suicide

Ogden police identified the shooter as Richard Candland, 52. Police responded to reports of gunshots fired at 548 N. Eccles Avenue just after 5 p.m. Saturday. When police arrived, officers encountered a 22-year-old female with a gunshot wound to the hand, police said.

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Related Topix: Ogden, UT, Entertainment, Television, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

Authorities are increasingly concerned about a hoax in which video game players lash out at online opponents by making fake 911 calls that send SWAT teams to their homes. The practice, known as "swatting," originally targeted celebrities.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, Littleton, CO

Fri Sep 05, 2014

The Washington Post

Bomb threats at Va. school found to be a swattinga pranks

Two bomb threats called in to Westfield High School during the first week of school were hoaxes known as "swatting," in which a caller makes a false report to police to draw an overwhelming response, according to Fairfax County police and schools officials. The first call came in after school had let out Tuesday, the first day of the school year, leading to a lockdown that affected more than 200 students and staff members.

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Related Topix: Fairfax County, VA, Chantilly, VA, Education Etc., Family, Teenagers, Entertainment, Television

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Video sites need China's OK to air foreign content

Police say they've arrested a man who's a suspect in a quadruple murder in the Tampa Bay area and a 4-year-old autistic boy believed to be his son has been found safe. SWAT teams swarmed a downtown Tampa hotel early Friday to arrest a suspect in a quadruple killing and a 4-year-old autistic boy believed to be the man's son was found safe, Tampa police said.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Jay Nixon, Missouri

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Patch.com

Geneva Man Ends Standoff with Cops Peacefully Wednesday

A 66-year-old Geneva man held a SWAT team at bay for several hours on Wednesday, but the standoff ended peacefully. Charges may be brought against the man, who lives in the 200 block of Syril Drive.

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Related Topix: Geneva, IL, Entertainment, Television

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Courier News

OPINION: Police problem is unaccountable attitudeOPINION: Police...

OPINION: Police problem is unaccountable attitude Their job is to deal with citizens, not act like soldiers in a war zone Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://mycj.co/1ps8m2b Asbury Park Press photo/Thomas P. Costello This former military vehicle is now part of the Middletown Township Police Department fleet.

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Related Topix: Middletown, NJ, Entertainment, Television, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Claire McCaskill, Drama, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Opinion

Thu Aug 28, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Possible prank on gamer leads to school lock-inPossible prank on...

Littleton Police have asked for the help of the FBI in an effort to find the prankster who triggered a massive police and SWAT response to a Littleton office building Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, Littleton, CO, Weird

Eurogamer

Hoax call sees YouTuber arrested by SWAT while live streaming

Popular YouTube channel The Creatures has become the latest victim of swatting - the act of hoax-calling police to swoop in on unsuspecting innocent targets.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, Littleton, CO

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KSL-TV

2. Some stolen police equipment recovered

Heber police, along with the Wasatch County Sheriff's Office, Unified police and its SWAT team, served a search warrant on a Magna house, 2870 S. 8900 West, at 4 a.m. Monday after receiving an anonymous tip Sunday night, said Heber City police spokeswoman Xela Thomas.

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Related Topix: Heber, UT, Wasatch County, UT, Entertainment, Television, Magna, UT

Sat Aug 23, 2014

KSL-TV

5. SWAT gear, firearms stolen from Heber police ...

Thieves struck an undercover SWAT vehicle Friday night in Heber City, making off with a police badge, an AR-15 style rifle, Glock pistol, body armor and more.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, Heber, UT, Heber City, UT, Wasatch County, UT

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Indiana police move cautiously on use of drones

Indiana police agencies are proceeding with caution when it comes to using drones.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Indianapolis, IN, Entertainment, Television, Blackford County, IN, Weather

Fri Aug 22, 2014

KSL-TV

1. Police find barricaded man in attic

Four people have been taken into custody after a SWAT team was called to negotiate with a man who barricaded himself inside a house Friday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Television

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Nashville Scene

After the shock-and-awe images coming out of Ferguson, eyes turn to...

"No, no, no," says MNPD spokeswoman Kristin Mumford. "We do not have those, no. The SWAT team has green uniforms.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Entertainment, Television, Riot

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Militias complicate situation on Texas border

On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Entertainment, Television, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Rick Perry, US Governors

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