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Jersey City Swatting Incident Under Investigation

Jersey City

Investigators in Jersey City are looking into a possible swatting incident that was phoned into police headquarters on Monday morning.

According to police, units were called to a residence in the 200 block of Brunswick Street to investigate reports of a man barricaded inside a house at that location.

Police say the caller stated that the suspect shot his mother in the head and was pouring gasoline around the home in an attempt to burn it down.

During the investigation, police found the report unfounded and everyone inside the home was safe.

The incident remains under investigation.