Apparently it was SWATting, not that CSGV will correct it initial assessment any time soon:
OSBI says they have gone through phones at the home where they thought the bomb threat originated and found the phone calls did not come from that location.OSBI says the man who shot a Sentinel police chief will not be arrested at this time. Agents interviewed the man and believe he was unaware it was officers entering his home.
They have not come out straight to say it, but this has all the markings of SWATting (Murder By Cop) and this crap is officially out of hand. First John Crawford III gets killed by an exaggerating asshole and now a Sheriff almost buys the farm but for the borrowed vest he was wearing.
Apparently it is easy to spoof Caller ID but I cannot believe that there is no way at all to trace the initial call to its source. Those “playing” this stupid game have to be sent to prison, dropped with Gen Pop with a gallon jar of Vaseline and charge a decent Pay-Per-View fee for the entertainment.