'Swatting' calls causing problems in Flagler County

Swatting is when someone calls law enforcement anonymously through their 'non-emergency' line to report a violent crime. The caller uses an app or device to block their number. Law enforcement arrives, usually with the SWAT team, only to learn the call is a hoax.

Flagler County responds to 'swatting calls'

Flagler County deputies had guns drawn, ready to respond to an incident that was not even real. They were victims of swatting and it's a dangerous prank were someone reports an anonymous call describing some horrible act taking place.