Milford police investigating ‘swatting’ incident, officers say

Police investigating 'swatting' situation in Milford
Published: Nov. 10, 2023 at 5:38 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 11, 2023 at 9:41 AM EST
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MILFORD, Ohio (WXIX) - Law enforcement is investigating a ‘swatting’ incident that had several agencies and the Clermont County SRT on scene for several hours on Friday.

Police responded to a home in the 500 block of Main Street on Friday after a call to the Suicide Hotline about a possible shooting around 4:30 p.m.

Law enforcement - including the Milford and Miami Township police departments - searched homes and the nearby neighborhood for hours.

One witness said she saw two people leave a home with their hands in the air.

“Since I’m so close, and they told us to get back because we were in range of a gun, it was a little bit unnerving,” resident Beverly Gardner said.

Officers said no one had been harmed after evacuating several homes.

The fake shooting report shut down the area for three hours.

A similar swatting incident occurred at Colerain High School on Wednesday.

Milford police said they are investigating the fake shooting report.

In Ohio, swatting is a felony with a sentence of up to six months in jail.

UPDATE: The scene is clear and appears to have been a swatting (prank call) situation. The incident in the 500 block is contained and there is no threat to the public.

Posted by City of Milford, OH on Friday, November 10, 2023

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