Halton Police say they believe a false report of a man shooting and killing someone at a home in Milton yesterday morning was a case of swatting. Police say a high school and elementary school near the home where the shooting was reported were placed in a precautionary hold-and-secure. They say several police resources were dispatched to the scene, including officers from the Tactical Rescue Unit — but they determined the call was unsubstantiated. Police say they’re investigating it as a case of a dangerous prank known as “swatting” where a caller reports an incident to prompt a large police response.
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