Deadly 'Swatting' Prank Leads To California Man's Arrest04:44
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This 2015 booking photo released by the Glendale, Calif., Police Department shows Tyler Raj Barriss. The Los Angeles Police Department confirms it arrested Barriss Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in connection with a deadly 'swatting' call in Wichita, Kan., Thursday, Dec. 28. Information from Glendale shows that in October, 2015, Barriss was arrested in connection with making a bomb threat to ABC Studios in Glendale. (Glendale Police Department via AP)MoreCloseclosemore
This 2015 booking photo released by the Glendale, Calif., Police Department shows Tyler Raj Barriss. The Los Angeles Police Department confirms it arrested Barriss Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in connection with a deadly 'swatting' call in Wichita, Kan., Thursday, Dec. 28. Information from Glendale shows that in October, 2015, Barriss was arrested in connection with making a bomb threat to ABC Studios in Glendale. (Glendale Police Department via AP)

A man was arrested in Los Angeles in connection with a prank call that resulted in the police shooting death of a 28-year-old man in Wichita, Kansas. Pranksters call such hoaxes "swatting" because police usually respond to the calls with a SWAT team.

Here & Now's Robin Young finds out more about the practice from Katherine Burgess (@KathsBurgess), a reporter for The Wichita Eagle.

This segment aired on January 2, 2018.

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