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US NewsFortnite champion 'swatted' as armed police descend on his home

14:32  13 august  2019
14:32  13 august  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Swatting involves a hoax call to the police in the hope of armed officers descending on someone’s home . The practice has led to the death of at least one person in recent years: in 2017 Andrew Finch was shot and killed by armed police responding to a fake hostage report at his home .

Fortnite World Cup solo champion Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf was swatted live on his Twitch stream Swatting is the dangerous act of falsely reporting a crime with the intent of armed police showing He took home million as part of his win. Giersdorf quickly became a household name, but has dealt

Fortnite champion 'swatted' as armed police descend on his home © Getty Kyle 'Bugha' Giersdorf won the final of the solo competition at the 2019 Fortnite World Cup The newly-crowned winner of the Fortnite World Cup has become the latest victim of an online craze that sees pranksters call armed police to interrupt gamers during a live-stream.

The practice of "swatting" involves making false emergency calls to get a SWAT team to attend a location, which has become popular with people seeking to interrupt streamers as they play.

Back in 2017, one such incident led to an unarmed man being shot dead amid reports that the victim and the police caller had been involved in a dispute after a match of first-person shooter Call Of Duty.

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Armed police arrived at the home of the world’s best Fortnite player, after he was “ swatted ” while live streaming. Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf is the latest victim of this form of criminal harassment Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf was live streaming on Twitch when armed police came to his home . Anthony Cuthbertson.

Swatting involves a hoax call to the police in the hope of armed officers descending on someone’s home . The practice has led to the death of at least one person in recent years: in 2017 Andrew Finch was shot and killed by armed police responding to a fake hostage report at his home .

Fortnite champion 'swatted' as armed police descend on his home © Other Andrew Finch was shot dead by police during a 'swatting' incident in 2017

Fortnite solo champion Kyle Giersdorf, who goes by the moniker of Bugha, was "swatted" while he played the battle royale game with his friends on Saturday night.

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The 16-year-old was broadcasting the session to more than 38,000 of his fans on Twitch at the time, and was heard saying "I've been swatted" before leaving for about 10 minutes.

Upon his return, he said: "Well that's a new one. They came in with guns, bro. They literally pulled up, holy s***. That's scary. The internet's f****** crazy."

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Fortnite world champion Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf was swatted midstream this weekend at his home . In 2017, a man was shot and killed by police after a Call Of Duty argument gone awry. Any time armed police show up in force there's obviously a huge risk of things going lethally wrong.

Armed police arrived at the teenager's home . Last weekend, Fortnite World Cup champion Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf was swatted while streaming the battle royale game live Bugha came back to the stream, and explained that one of the police officers knew of his gaming career and reputation, so

He said the incident at his home in Pennsylvania deescalated after he was recognised by one of the officers.

Fortnite champion 'swatted' as armed police descend on his home © Getty The Fortnite World Cup took place in New York Police told ESPN they had received a call from someone claiming to be the streamer, and told them he had killed his father after shooting him multiple times and tied his mother up in the garage.

Corporal Albert Werner of the Upper Pottsgrove Township Police told the network the incident ended soon after officers arrived at the house, but said it involved a lot of resources.

He added that the call was believed to have come from Europe.

Fortnite champion 'swatted' as armed police descend on his home © Other Tyler Barriss was jailed for the hoax call he made that led to the death of Andrew Finch Police have warned against "swatting", although there are no federal laws banning it in the US.

The 2017 incident over Call Of Duty, which saw father-of-two Andrew Finch killed by police, led to the hoax caller being sentenced to 20 years in jail.

Tyler Barriss pleaded guilty in November to 51 criminal charges related to fake calls and threats, including the call that led to the death of Mr Finch.

He made the call to police in Wichita, Kansas, from his home more than 1,300 miles away in Los Angeles to report a shooting and hostage situation, neither of which were genuine.

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