Florida cops came to the home of school shooting survivor David Hogg early Tuesday after a hoax "swatting" call claimed there was a hostage situation at the residence.
Hogg, a gun control advocate, is in Washington, D.C., with his mother accepting an award and was not home at the time, according to Local 10 News.
The call came into the Broward Sheriff's Office but when cops and fire rescue personnel arrived, it was found that the call was a prank, according to the station.
Hoax SWAT call to the home of Stoneman Douglas survivor & gun law activist David Hogg. @jweinsier reports: BSO called saying someone had taken people hostage. This was a swatting call & IS NOT TRUE. There is a major law enforcement presence at their Parkland home. @WPLGLocal10pic.twitter.com/0dXcQc59fJ
— Eric Yutzy (@EricYutzy) June 5, 2018
"Swatting" is a practice when someone makes a false report in an attempt to get responders to go to a specific address. A California man is currently facing manslaughter charges in connection to a swatting death last year in Kansas.
Hogg has been vocal about gun control in wake of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 that left 17 people dead.
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