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'Swatting' terror: Fake call puts S.C. family in danger

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (NBC) - A Myrtle Beach, South Carolina family is in shock after a fake 911 call indicated that a man had just shot his wife.

The incident happened Monday night.

Bob McCord said he was at home making dinner with his wife and brother-in-law when one of his wife's friends called them and asked what all the police activity on their street was.

"So I turn it on and the first thing I hear is my name," McCord, referring to his police scanner.

He was thinking it was a mistake, so he called the non-emergency line and said he was transferred to the hostage negotiator. After talking on the phone, and the hostage negotiator asking his wife and brother-in-law questions without Bob's interference, Bob said the negotiator told them what was going on.

"Someone had called and said that there were shots fired in the house and that I had shot my wife and was going to shoot my brother-in-law," said McCord.

Police officers and SWAT began to mobilize and head to the scene.

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