Monday, August 24, 2015

Hoax Bomb Hostage Gunman Threats

Hoax Bomb Hostage Gunman Threats ---
Terroristic Security Incidents by Category |Timeline

Pranks or harmless terrorism? SWAT-ing. Just like a bomb threat. Some threats are called just to lure police into ambush situations.

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Year 2015

Texas man pleads guilty to calling in fake hostage situations ... Star Tribune Aug 7, 2015 - The phone call that came to the police dispatcher in Marshall, Minn.

Police Investigate Fake Hostage Threat At Grand Forks Wal ...  WCCOJul 13, 2015 - Police in Grand Forks, N.D. are investigating what turned out to be a phony threat about a hostage situation at a Wal-Mart Monday morning. Police Investigate Fake Hostage Threat At Grand ... - MSN.com Police in Grand Forks are investigating after a person attempted to get money from a local Wal-Mart by claiming they had two people hostage, ...

Weirton Police Charge Man for Phoning in Fake Hostage ..WTRF‑TV May 14, 2015 - WEIRTON - Making a false police report is a serious crime. Not only does it tie up valuable resources, it wastes the time and the money of our ...

Year 2014

November 2014: . In November, teams of officers scrambled to the Embassy Suites in Elizabeth after a 911 caller pledged allegiance to ISIS and declared terror on the sixth floor. nbcnewyork

10 days before hotel prank: Elizabeth   bogus call summoned police to a home on Elm Street with claims of hostages and a shooting. When police showed up, only a pair of sisters were home. One of the women told investigators she suspected a man she’d been chatting with online may have made the call. nbcnewyork


April 22, 2014  FBI investigates hoax that sent SWAT teams to Long Beach ... abclocal - Strange 'swatting' hoax targets video game opponent 'Swatting' 911 Prank Leads To Massive Police Response At ... FBI joins New York "Swatting" prank investigation - CBS News Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said more than... of a phenomenon known as "Swatting," in which gamers get more points d more than 60 heavily armed officers went to the home Tuesday after police received a call that someone killed his mother and brother there.  may have been part of a phenomenon known as "Swatting," in which gamers get more points depending on the level of police response to their hoax.  the teen whose house was targeted has been cooperating with the investigation.
April 11. 2014  a call was made to a gaming conference at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Centre by a man who claimed he was an "Iraqi national working for Allah whose children were murdered by marines.”

April 3, 2014 , threats were made to a Florida high school and Boston University, and the University of Connecticut

1 terroristic threat January 31, 2014 threat, July 28, 2014 arrest Hong Minh Truong Sent 500 threats and Superbowl Hoax Anthrax Letters  Jan 31: In the first terrorist style threat on the Superbowl, white anthrax-like powder found in packages sent to hotels in New York City and the mayor turn out to be harmless threats. Hong Minh Truong Sent More Than 500 Hoax Anthrax Letters Huffington Post Hong Minh Truong arrested accused of sending more than 15 batches of letters from the Dallas area, for six years starting in 2008. In all but two of the batches, a white-powder substance was put in the envelopes. The hoax letters were mailed to cities across the U.S. and to U.S. Embassies abroad. Most recently, some letters were mailed to hotels in the vicinity of this year's Super Bowl in New Jersey... focused on Truong after an IP address associated with him was identified after 28 public schools in Boston received letters in June 2013, according to the complaint. The mailings, also sent to U.S. embassies around the world, frequently contained the same disjointed rant. "Al Qaeda back!," In 2002, Truong told police he hears voices in his head. He claimed the FBI, DEA, ATF and police are after him and beaming radar into his body.


January 15, 2014 the next day at Allenwood High School in New Jersey, causing evacuation of 3,000 students.  Matthew Tollis New England Bomb Hoax SWAT Prank not-Terrorist Spree

January 14, 2014 threats to high school in Texas Tollis is alleged to have participated in fake intruder alert at the Catholic St. John Vianney High School in Homdel New Jersey causing evacuation of 1,000.,  Matthew Tollis New England Bomb Hoax SWAT Prank not-Terrorist Spree

January 14, 2014 - August 18, 2014 Matthew Tollis New England Bomb Hoax SWAT Prank not-Terrorist Spree  Connecticut resident gamer Matthew Tollis faces up to 27 months in prison after pleading guilty in June to a series of attacks on schools costing over $1m and evacuating thousands in the form of hoax threats which were made as part of an online gang based in the UK which made terroristic threats to schools and a convention center over the course of a year in 2014.

.On August 18, the ring made a threat made to Sandy Hook Elementary School by a man who identified himself as "Mohammed Jamile" with an assault rifle.  Tollis provided information  that led to finding that three members of the TCOD group “ISISGang”reside in the United Kingdom.One of them tweeted that they were motivated because it was "funny to swat a few cocky gamers and terrorise schools.” It is not known whether The tweet has since been deleted. Threats have invoked with Arab and muslim names and causes, though it is unknown if they are just trying to discredit a certain group.

Year  2013

June 2013: 28 public schools in Boston received letters that resulted in HAZMAT responses. That investigation resulted in the identification of an IP address in Rowlett associated with Truong.Hong Minh Truong Sent 500 threats and Superbowl Hoax Anthrax Letters

mid-January, the homes of Tom Cruise, Chris Brown and the Kardashian family were all “swatted” within five days of one another.

Year 2012

December, Hollywood police arrested the 12-year-old boy responsible for the Bieber and Kutcher calls,  Kutcher’s case, the caller claimed the house was being robbed by Russians. TMZ, the 12-year-old swatter was a computer whizz from a dysfunctional Southern California family, who “refuses to go to school and sits at his computer day and night, communicating with other hackers.”
November, a caller alleged a woman was tied up with duct tape in one of Simon Cowell’s six bathrooms.

Police helicopters swarmed over Ashton Kutcher’s place in October, at a cost of $10,000 to taxpayers. Connected to Beiber case.

October 10, 2012 LAPD squad cars converged on a mansion. 911 call claiming shots had been fired in the house; the gunman, they were told, was threatening residents in the smart gated community, and had vowed to turn his weapon on the police if they showed up. Owner of the 10,000sq ft house – 18-year-old Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber – was away on tour.

August 2012 fake hostage situation at Miley Cyrus’s home
Fake Hostage Report Draws Police Response - WIFR.com May 30, 2013 - Authorities say a woman texted her mother Wednesday, saying she was being held against her will by a man with a gun and a knife. Her  WQOW TV ... WQOW Two women have been arrested for obstruction after a hostage hoax unnecessarily mobilized SWAT officers in Dunn County. MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) - Two women have been arrested for obstruction after a hostage hoax unnecessarily mobilized SWAT officers in Dunn County. Authorities say a woman texted her mother Wednesday, saying she was being held against her will by a man with a gun and a knife