Hoax Call Triggers Emergency Response in Ellington - NBC Connecticut

Hoax Call Triggers Emergency Response in Ellington



    State police responded to reports of shots fired at a home in Ellington, only to discover the call was fake and there was no situation. (Published Friday, July 4, 2014)

    State police are investigating after a swatting incident in Ellington.

    Police say swatting is a dangerous trend where people call in hoax incidents to trigger an emergency response. Back in April, multiple swatting incidents occured throughout the state.

    According to police, they responded at 4:26 p.m. on Friday to a report that someone was shot during a domestic incident on Brockway Road in Ellington. Early information said a man was barricaded inside the house at 28 Brockway Road with possible hostages inside.

    Troopers left the scene when they found all occupants of the residence accounted for and uninjured, determining that incident reported never happened and deeming it a swatting hoax. Police are investigating the call.

    State police and a tactical team were initially call in. Brockway Road was closed at the intersection of Brookfield Drive while authorities investigated.

    NBC Connecticut was first at the scene and will provide updates on the investigation as they become available.