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Heavy police presence on Linden Street after swatting call

Police ask public to please stay out of the area.



According to local police, a “swatting” incident occurred at a residence on Linden Street on Sunday morning.

Police Chief Brian Wright stated that a man called dispatch at approximately 7:20 a.m., claiming to have killed someone and to be holding another person hostage at a residence on the street.

Officers arrived at the scene, but it was quickly determined that no such incident had taken place and that everyone was safe, as confirmed by Wright.

“A ‘swatting call’ involves making a hoax phone call to emergency services, falsely reporting serious crimes to prompt a swift and heightened response from law enforcement,” Wright explained. “Such calls pose significant risks to both first responders and the public.”

Wright emphasized that the police department is actively investigating the origin of the 911 call, and the incident remains under scrutiny.

Individuals with any information regarding this matter are encouraged to contact the New London Police Department’s Detective Bureau at 860-447-1481.

Alternatively, anonymous tips can be submitted through the New London Tips 411 system by texting NLPDTip along with the information to 847411.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.