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Prank calls pose a threat

A recent “prank call” to Wichita’s 911 resulted in the death of an unarmed man whose only crime was opening the door to his home and allowing his hands to go toward his waist as a team of police officers trained their weapons on him.
On Dec. 28, officers went to a Wichita home preparing for a hostage situation. Deputy Wichita Police Chief Troy Livingston said the department received a call that someone had an argument with their mother, that the father had been shot in the head and the shooter was holding his mother, brother and sister hostage ...


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