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Wichita ‘swatting’ hoax suspect accused of making similar call in Canada

January 10, 2018

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Calgary, Alberta — A Los Angeles man accused of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of a Kansas man is charged with making a similar call in Canada days earlier.

Police in Calgary said in a news release that warrants have been issued for 25-year-old Tyler Barriss. He’s accused of calling authorities Dec. 22 and claiming that he had shot his father and was holding his mother and younger brother hostage. Officers were evacuating apartments when a woman called police and said she believed she was the victim of a bogus “swatting” call.

A similar claim on Dec. 28 led police in Wichita, Kansas, to rush to a home where 28-year-old Andrew Finch was fatally shot. Barriss is charged in Kansas with making a false alarm.

Comments

Bob Smith 1 week, 2 days ago

After he's done serving a life sentence in Kansas, ship his remains to Canada.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 1 week, 2 days ago

Hey, Bob. Something else we agree with The other thing would be getting rid of Jasmine and her lies about making money at home. Is the moderator snowed in?

Bob Smith 1 week, 2 days ago

I've not encountered Jasmine today. There do seem to be more lousy, rotten spammers getting thru and posting here in the last few weeks. If only LJW would give me the access to delete spammers...... I swear I'd only use my power to fight evil.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 1 week, 2 days ago

She was a reply to your first post, but they've deleted it now.

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