PARKLAND, Fla. – Law enforcement in Broward County, Fla. says a hoax call drew deputies and a SWAT team Tuesday morning to the home of David Hogg, a student gun control activist and survivor of the February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, reports CBS affiliate WPEC.
CBS Miami reports the call reported a stabbed and barricaded person at the Parkland home owned by Kevin Hogg, David Hogg’s father. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Gina Carter said deputies investigated and determined the call to be a hoax. The scene was cleared around 10 a.m.
The station reports David Hogg is in Washington, D.C. and wasn’t at the home.
The sheriff’s office hasn’t called the hoax call a "SWATting" incident, the station reports, but it fits the description of a prank that’s intended to draw a large law enforcement response to a particular address.
The hoax call also led to the lockdowns of two nearby elementary schools, CBS Miami reports.