cod swatter charged
The Call of Duty "hoax swatter" will now face more than 46 charges for his actions online.
Tyler Bariss - the perpetrator.
The charges made against Tyler Barris include; financial fraud, fake threats of bombs and shootings. The calls were made to police and schools in the area.
Last year, around Christmas time, Tyler allegedly made a hoax hostage call to the police. This resulted in armed police officers mistakenly killing Andrew Finch.
The incident arose when two gamers got into a dispute. One of the gamers involved in the dispute contacted Tyler Bariss to swat an address. The police were sent to Mr. Finch's house before he was killed by the police over aswat an address. The police were sent to Mr. Finch's house before he was killed by the police over a hoax hostage claim by Bariss.
The charges were set in a California courtroom - Bariss was thought to have committed most of his incidents in Los Angeles. The charges are said to have been committed between September 2014 and December 2017.
Most of the crimes listed were; fake bomb threats made to schools, swatting incidents, bank fraud, threats of violence and other hoax phone calls made to police stations across the country.
Most of the 46 crimes that Bariss had committed occurred during the last four months of 2017 after Bariss had served two years behind bars in Los Angeles County Jail.
Two men charged following Mr. Finch's death have both pleaded not guilty. The fresh trial to consider charges against Bariss will start in January 2019.