By Lee Higgins
The Westchester Journal News
RYE, N.Y. — Police in Rye, N.Y., have reached out to the FBI as they investigate four hoax reports of emergencies since June 27. Officials believe a hacking group may be involved.
A 14-year-old Rye boy has been charged with making a false report of a home invasion and shooting last week. Police Commissioner William Connors said investigators are working to identify others involved. Making false reports is called "swatting," because it's intended to trigger significant emergency responses, including by SWAT teams.
Police in NY town seek help from FBI in probe of 4 'swatting' calls