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Greenfield PD continue search for origin of "swatting" call

Police in Greenfield are still looking for whoever prank called police which led to a SWAT situation on the west side of Greenfield Tuesday night.


Deputy Chief Matt Holland with Greenfield PD says they got a call from someone saying they had shot someone along Main Street near the intersection with Broadway. That call was a case of "swatting", according to Holland, which is where someone prank calls police into sending first responders to someone else's address.


He added that "it's unfortunate that someone thinks it is funny or gets a thrill from making a false report."


He said they are investigating the origin of the call.