Justin Bieber and Simon Cowell are two of the latest high-profile victims of "swatting," a fast-growing phenomenon masterminded by anonymous mischief-makers who alert police to a bogus crime situation, prompting a tactical response, sometimes by SWAT officers, that involves a high-risk search for phantom assailants.
Several officers have already been injured responding to such calls, fear it's only a matter of time before events turn deadly
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