Milford police investigating ‘swatting’ incident, officers say
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.
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