Car Rental in Windsor Locks Targeted in ‘Swatting' Incident: Police

 A car rental in Windsor Locks near the airport was targeted in a "swatting" incident, police said. 

Thrifty Car Rental received a roadside assistance call from a man who said he needed help with his disabled car.

The man then said he was on his way to "the airport" with a bomb strapped to himself "like Bin Laden," Windsor Lock Police said. 

Thrifty Car Rental is located near Bradley International Airport but the caller did not specific which Connecticut airport he may have been headed to. 

After an investigation involving Windsor Lock Police, Seymour Police and State Police, law enforcement responded to a confirmed address.

Upon arriving, police found a "gamer" who was the victim of the swatting bomb hoax, Windsor Locks Police said. 

A swatter can use various communication technologies to mask the call's origin, police said.

Law enforcement spent hours on the investigation and pursued all leads, the department said. 

The caller's identity is still unknown.

No bomb was found, police said. 

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