Sunday, August 31, 2014

Colorado 'Swatting' Incident Caught on Camera

A video gamer's office near Denver, CO, was dramatically raided by armed police - and the incident was broadcast live online. Jordan Mathewson, known as Kootra online, was playing popular title Counter-Strike when several officers entered the room and arrested him. He was later released without charge.

Officers said they were now trying to trace what they believed was a hoax call, possibly targeting the gamer. "The caller claimed to have shot two co-workers, held others hostage, and threatened to shoot them. He stated that if the officers entered he would shoot them as well," the Littleton Police Department said in a statement.

"I don't know what would drive somebody to do something like that, other than the fact that they get to kinda see the outcome live on the stream," said Jordan Mathewson. "They get to see all this go down right before their eyes and, you know, it's fun to them."

Full Interview with Gamer Jordan Mathewson, AKA Kootra, with GMA

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