Naseer Charged with Extortion in “Swatting” Case

YORKTOWN – 17 year old, Usama Naseer, of Hamden, CT has been charged with grand larceny. Ossining police received a 911 in February 2015 informing them that someone had been shot on Fair Hills Drive. The address is actually located in Yorktown. Both Ossining and Yorktown police departments arrived on the scene only to discover they had been “swatted”. Swatting is a term for hoaxing an emergency response based on a false report of an ongoing critical incident. After an investigation, police now allege that Naseer was in contact with a Yorktown youth online and had threatened the youth with “swatting” if he didn’t receive payment. After placing the fake 911 call the youth sent Naseer money. According to police records, Naseer was arraigned at Yorktown Police Headquarters on April 14th. He posted $2,500 bail and was released. His next court date is May 12th.

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