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Business Insider
A Facebook executive was the victim of a hoax claiming he had shot his wife and taken his children hostage
Police officers turned up at the house of a Facebook executive in California this week after a prankster imitating him said he had shot his wife and taken his children hostage.
The call was a hoax known as "swatting," where a person sends emergency services to a location by phoning in a fake — and often violent — crime.
The Palo Alto Daily Post reported that the Facebook exec, who has not been named, was briefly handcuffed.
Facebook thanked the police and said it was "glad that our c...

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