Swatting Call Prompts Massive Police Response in Stoughton

STOUGHTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- all's quiet in stoughton but, a prank call late this morning had dozens of police and two SWAT teams surrounding an apartment building on pearl st -- fearing a violent confrontation. 

Stoughton Police Chief Donna McNamara calls this a "swatting" incident---someone using a stolen phone number to report a home invasion. Five men with machine guns. the response was quick and massive.

The call came in at around 10:30 this morning...and after a few minutes was disconnected. when police called back a woman answered saying she wasn't home and said she thought her identity had been stolen over the last day or so.

The building was surrounded and searched  police are still trying to track down the caller.

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Lana Jones reports.

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