HAYS, Kan. (AP) _ Federal investigators are working with Hays police to find out who made a prank call last week that prompted law enforcement to surround a home where officers thought a home invasion had just happened.
Police Chief Don Scheibler says the home's occupants were victims of what is called ``swatting,'' in which someone falsely called police to report a serious crime was underway.
The Hays Daily News reports police received a 911 call at 5:14 p.m. Wednesday in which the caller, claiming to be a child in the house, reported seven people with guns had entered the home, and that his father had been struck on the head.
Investigators determined the incident was a ``cruel hoax. The FBI and a local high-tech crime unit are helping with the investigation.
Posted by Greg Palmer