DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN)– Dothan police are investigating a possible case of “swatting,” after a prank call sent more than a dozen officers rushing to a north Dothan house Sunday evening.

The call came in to the Dothan Police Department claiming a man had shot his mother in the head.

Once on the scene, officers found the claim to be false and quickly dispersed.

According to Major Will Glover with DPD, possible charges could arise if the caller is identified.

Swatting is a criminal act to harass someone by making a prank call to 911 to bring a SWAT team or many armed police officers out to a particular address. It is a criminal offense that can create a serious risk of injury or death when police are called out to a situation thinking someone’s life could be in danger.

The call came in only a day after the deadly shooting during the Peanut Festival Parade in downtown Dothan, which took the life of a 22-year-old man.

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