LAPD responds to home of Black Lives Matter co-founder in possible 'swatting' call

LAPD officers responded to the home of a Black Lives Matter activist in what may have been a prank or "swatting" incident.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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LAPD officers responded to the home of Black Lives Matter co-founder Melina Abdullah in what may have been a prank or "swatting" incident.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An investigation is underway after Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to Black Lives Matter activist Melina Abdullah's home.

The LAPD says they received a call saying someone was holding three people hostage, and demanding $1 million in ransom.

Police believe it might have been a swatting call.

Abdullah said she and her family are fine.

Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson is calling for an immediate investigation into the incident.

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