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Police surround Orlando home after possible 'swatting' call

911 caller claimed to be man who killed his family, homeowner says

ORLANDO, Fla. – Police surrounded a home in an Orlando neighborhood Monday after a possible swatting call. 

SWAT members were called to a home along Elm Forest Lane.

The homeowner, Carlos Matos, told News 6 that someone else called 911 and said he was barricaded inside the home after killing his family. 

Matos said police put his 82-year-old father in handcuffs as a precuation. 

Matos said he believes he know who made the call. 

Orlando police said detectives determined that the hoax 911 stemmed from a dispute over a PayPal transaction. 

Authorities said they are trying to identify the person who made the call.

 

 

 


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