SWAT Takes Down ‘Counter-Strike’ Player During Livestream

Yet another gamer has fallen victim to “Swatting” this past week, only this time most of the incident was caught on tape.

The gamer in question, who goes by the username Kootra, was in the midst of a round of Counter-Strike when the local SWAT team burst into his office, guns drawn, and forced him to raise his hands in the air. The police then questioned Kootra ,before eventually retraining his hands behind his back. Watch the video of the incident above.

Swatting, for those who haven’t already guessed, is a juvenile practice whereby someone calls in a threat to local police and directs them towards an online opponent’s residence. In this case, Twitter user @ScrewPain phoned in a hostage and shooting threat, and pointed the police towards Kootra’s place of business, The Creatures LLC.

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