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Deputies Investigating ‘Swatting’ Hoax At Stevenson Ranch Home

A “swatting” hoax incident was called at a family apartment in Stevenson Ranch after a false alarm call occurred Tuesday evening and is being investigated by deputies. 

At 5 p.m. Tuesday deputies received a call stating that a son had shot his father in an apartment on Armstrong Circle in Stevenson Ranch, according to Sergeant Rios with the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station. 

Scanner traffic at the time indicated a gunshot wound victim and medical responders were sent to the scene. 

Upon arrival deputies made call-outs to the family inside the home, according to Rios. Deputies wore tactical gear and had assault rifles. This included a mother and son. 

“We approached the family and realized the call had been a false alarm,” said Rios.

As of 8:20 p.m the investigation of the incident is ongoing.

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Deputies Investigating ‘Swatting’ Hoax At Stevenson Ranch Home

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  1. This happened to my family about a month ago at 1 in the morning. At least 4 of SCV finest were pounding on my door demanding that I open the door after it was reported that somebody saw an injured woman on my upstairs window. We were all sleeping. Funny how tough they act with law abiding citizens.

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About Linsey Towles

Linsey Towles was born in Redondo and has lived in Santa Clarita for 15 years. She is currently a freshman and journalism major at College of the Canyons and graduated from Saugus High School in 2021, where she was heavily involved in the journalism program and newspaper. She began as an intern at KHTS in Fall 2020 and was hired in June as staff writer for the news team where she covers breaking and feature news.