Manchester Police Investigate Suspected ‘Swatting’ Incident

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MANCHESTER — What was initially reported as a shots fired incident at a home on Deer Run Trail has ended peacefully and someone is being questioned by police, a police spokesman said.

Manchester police Capt. Chris Davis said police are still on the scene, but at this point think the call was bogus. He described it as a “swatting” incident, where a hoax call is made to police that prompts a response by SWAT officers.

Lake Street School in Vernon was briefly locked down as a result of the incident, but the lock down has been lifted and the school is dismissing for the day. Vernon police are at the school to assist with the dismissal.

By David Owens, Hartford Courant

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