That site visitors nightmare on the George Washington Bridge that made you late for dinner final evening? Blame “some guy,” officers say. It was swatting.
Fort Lee police stated they bought a name from a blocked quantity simply after 6 p.m., the peak of the height night rush, from a person who stated he was armed with a rifle on the decrease stage of the span. The Port Authority was notified.
Port Authority and Fort Lee police could not find the caller, which escalated the response. Port Authority command known as in extra assets in addition to extra backup from Fort Lee to help.
Ultimately, cops say the caller stated he was exterior the USA and supplied a hearty congratulations to emergency providers personnel who responded to the not-so-real emergency, therefore the swatting.
The investigation by Port Authority Police is ongoing.