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SWAT team holds online gamer at gunpoint after prank 911 call

Posted at 4:02 AM, Aug 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-28 11:01:13-04

LITTLETON, Colorado –  A man playing a video game goes from playing police officer to having real SWAT officers arrest him after a prank 911 call lead to a big police response. The man was playing online and the whole incident when out live over the internet.

“The caller stated that he had just shot multiple people, multiple co-workers, at his office building over here,” Littleton police chief Doug Stephens told

This video does contain NSFW language.

Police said it appeared the incident was a hoax that targeted a group of online gamers live streaming from the Colorado office complex.

“There’s a somewhat, not really common, prank that happens,” Daniel Gidlow, part of a group streaming gamers, said. “While we’re live streaming to thousands of people, somebody calls the cops.”

Video of the incident was posted on YouTube.