Police Investigating Swatting Call in Plainfield

Bill Pearse
August 12, 2019 - 9:02 pm

(PLAINFIELD,Conn/WTIC) -   Plainfield Police responded to  a home  at 95 Charlotte Drive in the  Wauregan section of town shortly after 6:30  Monday evening  after receiving a phone call  in which a male caller  said he had just murdered his mother and that he was going to "shoot the police" if they approached.

While responding, Plainfield Police were  in contact with a State Police  dispatcher from Troop D in Danielson who said they had received a similar call, which appeared to be  a "swatting"prank call.

When officers arrived at the home they advised  neighbors to   go back inside  their homes .Officers then approached the residence and made contact  with the home owner, who appeared to be surprised. He said he was there alone  and allowed officers  to search the home.It was later confirmed to be a prank call.

Plainfield Police ask  anyone with information about the incident to contact the anonymous Tip Line at 860-564-7065.