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Emergency Call from Wolf Blitzer's Bethesda Home a Hoax

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Montgomery County police received a phone call around 6:25 p.m. on Saturday saying that someone had been shot at CNN Correspondent Wolf Blitzer's residence in Bethesda. However, after setting up a perimeter at his abode near Congressional Country Club, the cops discovered that they had been duped. The host of The Situation Room was not even in town. It appears that these fake distress calls placed through technological maneuvering has become enough of a problem so as to generate its own nickname, "SWATing." Ryan Seacrest was a prior victim of such "SWATing" earlier this month.

· Hoax emergency message sends police to Wolf Blitzer's house in Bethesda [WaPo]
· Wolf Blitzer hit by hoax at Bethesda Home [WBJ]