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First responders in Fulton County respond to “swatting” incident

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a false report incident in the Warfordburg area on August 1 that saw first responders respond to an alleged shooting on Bradshaw Road.

Just after 1 p.m. on Monday, August 1, members of the Pennsylvania State Police- McConnellsburg, Needmore Volunteer Fire Department, and Emergency Medical Services responded to a location along Bradshaw Road for a report of a shooting. No exact location was given.

Upon further investigation, it was found the shooting was unfounded, police said in a release.

The investigation into what police are calling a “swatting” incident remains open.

“Swatting” is when a prank call is made to emergency services in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address.

Police said there is no known threat or danger to the public.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the McConnellsburg barracks at 717-485-3131.