Caller: I've Killed My Wife & Kids

Caller: I've Killed My Wife & Kids

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SATSUMA, Alabama - Officers and multiple law enforcement agencies surrounded a home Friday afternoon on Maple Avenue in Satsuma.

"We saw them with helmets and rifles and getting vests on and stuff and it was like oh my God," said a witness.

When the SWAT Team moved in there was no one at home.

"He had killed his wife and his 3 kids and he was sitting in the living with a weapon and was threatening to commit suicide," said Satsuma Police Chief Chris McLean.

Chief McLean says a caller told his dispatcher he had killed his family. With limited resources available in his city, he called in neighboring agencies to assist.

"You have a thousand things running through your mind. You're thinking that obviously you're concerned for the victims, you're concerned for the suspect, you're concerned for your officers to respond to the scene in a quick manner, but respond there safely," he says.

It's called "Swatting" and it's the second time it's happened in Satsuma this year. The first time was back in February.

"They indicated that their house was being robbed and that their father had been shot," he explains.

Just like with that case, the homeowners had nothing to do with the 911 call. Chief McLean tells me the calls are placed from gaming systems, like an XBox using Skype, and the calls could've originated anywhere in the world.

"I understand that these young teenagers, these young men, think that it's funny, but when you jeopardize an officer's safety over a prank then you better believe that I will extend every resource that I have to make sure that they're prosecuted in the court of law," he says.

Chief McLean plans to get the FBI involved.


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