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Twitch Star Raided By Armed Police Mid-Stream In Swatting Incident

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Twitch Star Raided By Armed Police Mid-Stream In Swatting Incident

Twitch star Louis 'LosPollosTV' Sammartino's home was raided by police in the middle of one of his streams earlier this week.

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Sammartino was playing through Fortnite on July 21 when a number of armed police appeared in his home as part of a swatting - a seriously ill-advised "prank" in which a SWAT team is called to a person's home under false pretenses.

As you can see via the clip below (or via this link), multiple officers enter his room, one of them holding a riot shield.


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Fortunately nobody was injured during the incident, but the moment heavily armed authorities appeared in front of his camera mid-raid should serve as a reminder that "swatting" is never funny, and can go very, very badly wrong. People can - and have - died as a result of these pranks in the past.

Sammartino was lucky. He came back to the stream after the police left his home to explain what had just happened, and stressed he had no idea who might have been behind the swatting.

"Some f**king p****y... literally swatted my f***kin' house," he said. "Hey, I don't know want people blaming people bro, I don't know why people are assuming anything. I'm not blaming anybody for this. I don't know why you're assuming that. I don't know where that came from."

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This is far from the first time a Twitch streamer has had to deal with swatting from random assholes on the internet. Just last month, Félix 'xQc' Lengyel revealed that he'd been forced to move house after his address was leaked on the internet. He claims that at one point, armed police were being called to his home on an almost daily basis.

Worse still, it emerged earlier this week that the death of a 60-year-old in Bethpage, Tennessee last year was connected to a swatting incident organised on gaming messaging platform Discord by kids in the United States and UK.

Featured Image Credit: Twitch via LosPollosTV/Flickr

Topics: News, Twitch

Ewan Moore
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