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Revealed Tuesday, August 13, 2019 9:35AM EDT
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POTTSGROVE, Pa. — The Pennsylvania teen who gained US$three million as the primary Fortnite World Cup solo champion had armed police present up at his home.
Kyle Giersdorf was livestreaming on Saturday when he was “swatted,” a prank that goals to immediate police and SWAT groups to reply to pretend emergencies.
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Higher Pottsgrove Police Cpl. Albert Werner informed USA At present a caller informed police “he was Kyle and said he had shot his father multiple times.” Police referred to as the house earlier than getting into and the teenager’s father mentioned all the things was high quality.
Werner says the decision got here from outdoors the nation.
The 16-year-old Giersdorf informed his fellow avid gamers it was scary.
A phoney 911 name led to the dying of a Kansas man two years in the past. The caller was sentenced to 20 years in jail.