A threatening call turns out to be a hoax in a phenomenon known as swatting

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MITCHELL, Neb. - (KNEP) - A threatening call Friday night turns into a hoax as swatting becomes the rage online.

According to Mitchell Police, they received a threatening call through the communication center just after 10p.

An investigation proved the call came from overseas in an attempt to hack the person’s live video stream. This phenomenon known as swatting is an attempt to have a large number of armed officers arrive to the house.

Mitchell police say all the evidence has been given to the FBI and they want everyone to be cautious when using live streaming apps and video games.