LAPD to withhold info on celebrity 'swatting' calls

Spokesman Christopher Ngo says the move is intended to deny the publicity that motivates the prank callers

Philippines Daily Inquirer

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police say they'll no longer routinely issue news releases on hoax emergency calls targeting the homes of celebrities. The LAPD announced Thursday that they'll downplay incidents of "swatting" that in recent months have sent emergency responders to the homes of Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher.

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