Cliffside Park, NJ News

North Jersey ‘swatting’ phone pranks pose a real danger

The term “swatting” has been used broadly for any situation that provokes a mass police response to a serious incident — including fake bomb threats as well as false reports of a barricaded suspect, an armed gunman or a hostage situation. Recent major swatting events have occurred in Clifton, Cliffside Park, Bergenfield, Fort Lee, Ridgewood and just this week, at Cresskill’s middle and high schools.

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