I work at the Georgetown Scott County 911 Center. I dispatch for the Georgetown Police Department here in Georgetown, KY. In the last 24 hours we have been receiving "swatting" calls from a phone number. A Swatting call is when a person calls in using a disguised phone number, IP address, and giving scenarios such as shootings, hostage situations, bomb threats, etc. This person has given us all of these different scenarios. All have turned out to be false. This person is trying to get us to send a SWAT team to residences claiming that something terrible is going on, when in fact the homeowners and families are fine and have no knowledge of what is going on when law enforcement shows up. This is creating a major safety issue for responders and the citizens of our community. It is using unnecessary resources and could potentially cause harm or serious physical injury. The number the subject is calling us on is [Redacted]. We have traced this number back to a company called TextNow. TextNow provided us with subscriber information for this phone number. The name that was used to subscribe to the TextNow account is [Redacted]. He gave an email address of [Redacted]. When we looked up this email, it brought us to your website. It is our belief that this is juveniles playing online and have had some sort of dispute. We are requesting that you provide us with any information you can regarding this email account. If you need a search warrant or any other information, please let us know as soon as possible. This is an exigent circumstance, and we fear that whoever is doing this is intending to have someone harmed or worse.
Georgetown Scott Co 911 Center
as this represents a danger to life, no subpoena or Mutual Legal Assistance request for the United Kingdom will be required.
I've attached a copy of this user's logs as requested. [Redacted]
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