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'Swatting' suspect was linked to many other hoax calls in L.A. and elsewhere before Kansas tragedy

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In some corners of the online gaming world, Tyler Rai Barriss was a notorious figure.
The 25-year-old Los Angeles man had built a reputation for helping others gain revenge on rival players. He also had a history of making fake bomb threats and other hoaxes that sowed chaos and landed him in jail.
“There are 10 backpacks that have bombs in them,” he said in one call to a Los Angeles elementary school that was immediately evacuated, according to court records. “Do not take this lightly.”

Sometimes using his grandmother’s phone and computer, Barriss called in at least two dozen fake bomb threats and other prank emergencies in recent years, targeting a television station in Glendale and venues as far away as Illinois and New Hampshire, police say.

Celebrity 'swatting' problem may be tough to swat
Barriss is now accused of falsely telling police in Wichita, Kan., that he had shot his father and was holding relatives hostage at a home in the city. When officers descended on the address, one of them shot and killed an innocent man leaving the house.

The death has underscored the dangers of placing hoax emergency calls that draw a massive police response — a phenomenon known as “swatting” that has become an increasingly popular tactic among warring factions of online gamers and those who see themselves as hackers.

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