Parkland activist David Hogg’s home ‘swatted;’ caller told police there was a hostage situation

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PARKLAND, FL (WCMH) — The family of Parkland school shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg was the target of a “swatting” incident Tuesday in Florida.

“Swatting” is the action of reporting a fake emergency to 911 in order to have armed officers arrive at a given location.

The caller in this case told police that there was a hostage situation at Hogg’s home.

The fire department responded to the residence and discovered the call was a prank. 

The sheriff’s department sent multiple crews and a helicopter to the scene. 

Hogg was not home at the time of the incident.

Since the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Hogg has been a star among gun control advocates and a target of criticism by gun rights advocates. 

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