SIMSBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Simsbury police are investigating what they believe to be a ‘swatting’ incident after receiving a threatening phone call on Wednesday.
Local and state police responded to the Willow Arms Apartments at 55 Elm Street in the Tariffville section of Simsbury, after receiving a threatening phone call from an anonymous person. The caller claimed they were going to hurt a relative as well as the police.
Officers searched the entire apartment complex, but did not find a victim or a threat. This leads investigators to think the call was a hoax, or what they call a ‘swatting’ incident.
For safety precautions, Tariffville School was placed on a lockout. Staff notified parents and made arrangements for students to leave the school safely.
The Simsury Police Department urges anyone with information regarding the incident should call Detective Tim May at (860)-658-3141.