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Rihanna Latest Target Of Celeb ‘Swatting’ Prank

Rihanna has become the latest target of a celebrity “swatting” prank.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/04/2013

San Bernardino officials acknowledged Wednesday they used fire-starting pyrotechnic tear gas against Christopher Dorner. (credit: CBS Exclusive)

Sheriff’s Acknowledge Using Fire-Starting Pyrotechnic Tear Gas Against Dorner

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.

02/13/2013

A standoff with police in Laguna Beach closed the PCH for hours Wednesday. (credit: CBS)

Driver With Gun Forces Closure Of PCH In Laguna Beach

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.

02/06/2013

Kris and Bruce Jenner were the victims of a "swatting." (credit: CBS)

Lawmakers Want Stricter Penalties Against Celebrity ‘Swatters’

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.

01/26/2013

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Man Threatens Police, Barricades Himself At Koreatown Apartment Complex

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/23/2013

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2 Armed Robbery Suspects Sought After Hostage Standoff At Westchester Nordstrom Rack

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/11/2013

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2 Armed Robbers Allegedly Holding Person Hostage Inside 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.

01/11/2013

Deputies shot and killed a suspect after a more than seven-hour standoff in Whittier. (credit: CBS)

7-Hour Search For 2 Suspects In Whittier Ends In Fatal Deputy-Involved Shooting

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.

12/23/2012

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12-Year-Old Boy Arrested In Celebrity ‘Swatting’ Incidents

A young boy was arrested for allegedly making bogus reports of violence at the homes of celebrities Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/18/2012

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Hostage Suspect Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting Following 6-Hour Standoff

A standoff suspect was fatally shot by police overnight following a standoff in which a mother and her two children were held hostage.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/12/2012

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Deputies Kill Beaumont Man Who Allegedly Threatened To Murder Wife

A 38-year-old Beaumont man was fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies Monday after he allegedly threatened to murder his wife.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/10/2012

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Barricade Suspect Fatally Shoots Himself After Standoff In Corona

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.

12/08/2012

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Murder Suspect Arrested After Nearly 10-Hour Standoff With Police In Upland

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/29/2012

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Rialto ER Doctor Trades In Scalpels For Guns As SWAT Volunteer

An emergency room physician trades scalpels and syringes for guns and gear as a member of the SWAT team in San Bernardino County.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/12/2012

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2 Arrested In Connection With Deadly Stabbing In Santa Ana

Two people were arrested Friday in connection with a deadly stabbing in Santa Ana following an apparent altercation.

10/19/2012

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