Rihanna has become the latest target of a celebrity “swatting” prank.
San Bernardino authorities Wednesday acknowledged they set off fire-causing pyrotechnic tear gas in a battle with murder suspect Christopher Dorner — but insisted they didn’t burn down the cabin where they believed he was holed up on purpose.
A car accident involving five vehicles in Laguna Beach Wednesday quickly turned into a barricade situation involving SWAT when officers approached a driver with a gun in his lap.
Celebrities have long contended with the occasional downsides of stardom — tabloid scandals, stalkers, box office bombs, the paparazzi. Now, add “swatting” to the list — a prank that sends police charging to the gates of stars’ homes on false reports of gunmen, hostages or other crimes in progress.
A 50-something man who allegedly threatened to kill police and commit suicide barricaded himself on the top level of an apartment building in Koreatown Wednesday evening.
Authorities are searching for at least two armed robbery suspects after more than a dozen people were held hostage overnight at a Nordstrom Rack in Westchester.
Two gunmen are holding at least one person hostage while trying to rob a Nordstrom Rack store in Westchester Thursday night, according to an emergency dispatcher.
Authorities said a man has died after being wounded in a deputy-involved shooting in Whittier and his alleged accomplice has been taken into custody.
A young boy was arrested for allegedly making bogus reports of violence at the homes of celebrities Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher.
A standoff suspect was fatally shot by police overnight following a standoff in which a mother and her two children were held hostage.
A 38-year-old Beaumont man was fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies Monday after he allegedly threatened to murder his wife.
Police in Corona say a man who barricaded himself inside a home after a report of shots being fired at a female acquaintance, took his own life Saturday.
The suspect accused of stabbing an El Monte man to death last month was arrested Thursday after a nearly 10-hour standoff with police at an apartment in Upland.
An emergency room physician trades scalpels and syringes for guns and gear as a member of the SWAT team in San Bernardino County.
Two people were arrested Friday in connection with a deadly stabbing in Santa Ana following an apparent altercation.