The cops are onto him.
Another Western Washington kid has been the victim of a “swatting” hoax through an online video game service. This time, a 13-year-old in Rainier was the target.
Lieutenant Greg Elwin, with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, says they have reason to believe someone named “Matt” in Maryland was behind the false alarm.
The FBI in Dallas told me gamers are the typical SWATters. The people after me were atypical. As a Deputy Chief in the U.S. Attorney’s Office told me last December, when I met with her in person, what happened to me and Mike Stack sounded like “political terrorism.”
I wonder what she would say now that it has happened to Erick Erickson and Aaron Walker as well.
They seemed very competent and interested. If Eric Holder cared about solving the (increasingly numerous) incidents of SWATting, he might consider getting those folks involved.