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GTA 5 actor gets swatted during Thanksgiving livestream

famous “grand theft auto” The actor was slammed during a Thanksgiving livestream.

Ned Luke, the voice actor for the main character Michael de Santa in GTA 5, was hit during a gunfight. YouTube live stream On November 23rd, he filmed himself playing a violent video game for his fans. The actor apparently made a warning call before abruptly ending the stream.

“I have to go,” Luke, who has more than 60,000 YouTube subscribers, said during the livestream. “Well, this hole hit my house and I have to go.”

Swatting — when someone makes a false 911 call and causes serious harm. Aggressive police response — has become more common over the past decade as it has become easier for callers to hide their identities using masked voices and spoofed phone numbers or IP addresses. The FBI created a nationwide database this year after discovering an increase in hoax calls and recorded more than 200 swatting incidents between May 1 and September 21, the FBI said. That’s what it means.

A swatting call is a false 911 call made to provoke a strong police response. Growing concerns about swatting led the FBI to launch a national database to track incidents. (St. Petersburg)

“The FBI takes swatting very seriously because it puts innocent people at risk,” an FBI spokesperson told Fox News in September. “We continue to work with local, state and federal law enforcement partners to gather and share threat information and respond accordingly.”

Hoax calls weren’t officially tracked before the database was launched, but former FBI agent Kevin Colby said swatting incidents had jumped from 400 in 2011 to more than 1,000 in 2019. I’m guessing. Anti-Defamation League report.

Hours after the swatting incident, Luke responded with an X to accusations that GTA publisher Rockstar Games failed to hide players’ IP addresses.

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“You all jump to big conclusions.” Luke I replied to a user. “This has nothing to do with rock stars.”

“Those people leaked my personal information years ago and have been doing this ever since,” Luke continued. “If you really don’t want to look for it, anyone can get the information online.”

Darren Watkins Jr., a YouTube star with about 22 million subscribers known as “IShowSpeed,” was also taken out during a livestream on Monday. He left his computer and went downstairs, warning viewers about safety before going off camera. Viewers then saw three armed police officers walking inside the home.

YouTube star gets slammed

This week, a YouTube star was the victim of a smackdown during a live broadcast. Three armed police officers were seen walking through the home. (Screenshot courtesy of YouTube @iShowSpeed)

“I just got hit. I want to know who did it.” Watkins said on Snapchat after the incident. “You can’t do that anymore. Please don’t ever do that again, brother.”

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Some misinformation threats have even turned deadly. For example, in 2017, a police officer shot and killed a Kansas man after a false report led to an armed police response.

“He really could have been dead,” Watkins said. “He put a gun in my face. Please don’t do that again.”

Click here to learn more about the dangers of swatting.

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