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One person has been arrested in conjunction with two fake emergency phone calls placed sending police and medical staff rushing to the homes of Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber.
The incident of “swatting,” a felony, is the incident when a computer hacker places an emergency call when no such emergency exists putting first responders and citizens in harm’s way.
An emergency call was placed in October sending police and first aid responders to the home of Two and a Half Men actor Ashton Kutcher. The same situation occurred only days later, sending police to the home of Justin Bieber after a call was placed stating that there was someone waving a gun in front of the “Boyfriend” singer’s home.
Now, Los Angeles local news KABC reports that a Southern California juvenile has been arrested in conjunction with the swatting incidents.
Following the two occurrences of swatting, LAPD used search warrants and with the help of the Long Beach Police Department and FBI were able to pin two incidents on the unidentified juvenile.
No additional information has been released at this time.