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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 07:11 PM

California suspect accepts extradition in Kansas 'swatting' case

Source: Reuters

#U.S. JANUARY 3, 2018 / 4:11 PM / UPDATED 4 MINUTES AGO

California suspect accepts extradition in Kansas 'swatting' case

Suzannah Gonzales
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(Reuters) - A California man suspected of making a hoax call that led police in Kansas to kill an unarmed man will not fight extradition to the Midwestern state, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Tyler Barriss, 25, has waived his right to an extradition hearing, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, Paul Eakins, said. Barriss remains in Los Angeles County jail without bail, prosecutors said.

Authorities suspect Barriss of “swatting,” in which a caller falsely reports an emergency requiring a police response, usually by special weapons and tactics, or SWAT, teams.

The 28-year-old victim Andrew Finch was fatally shot by a Wichita police officer after law enforcement officials rushed to his home following a phone call falsely reporting that hostages were being held there.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 07:35 PM

1. Horrific

Anyone who thinks doing this is "fun" needs to do hard time in prison.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 07:58 PM

2. He already did, got out and did it again. Mental case.

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