California suspect accepts extradition in Kansas 'swatting' case

  • In US
  • 2018-01-03 21:07:07Z
  • By Reuters

(Reuters) - A California man suspected of making a hoax call that led police in Kansas to kill an unarmed man will not fight extradition to the Midwestern state, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Tyler Barriss, 25, has waived his right to an extradition hearing, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, Paul Eakins, said.

Authorities suspect Barriss of "swatting," in which a caller falsely reports an emergency requiring a police response, usually by special weapons and tactics, or SWAT, teams.

The 28-year-old victim was fatally shot by a Wichita police officer after law enforcement officials rushed to the victim's home following a phone call falsely reporting that hostages were being held there.

An attorney for Barriss could not immediately be reached.

According to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, Barriss was sentenced to two years and eight months in jail after he pleaded no contest in 2016 to charges of making a false report of a bomb and malicious informing of a false bomb.

(Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales in Chicago; Editing by Leslie Adler)


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