The Los Angeles Police Department sent police to the home of a Black Lives Matter organizer on Wednesday morning for a fraudulent call, although the organizer said she did not believe the LAPD report.
“I believe what they are trying to do is throw me out of my game. They are trying to scare me out of action,” said activist Melina Abdullah in a video posted on the social network on Wednesday. .
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The LAPD has received a call saying three people are being held hostage by a man with a gun at a home in Los Angeles, the ministry said in a press release.
“After the staff were able to verify the safety of the residents, the field investigation identified the call as a hoax,”; the LAPD said in a statement.
The LAPD is asking anyone with information about a “swatting” incident, defined as “a false emergency call, often of a nature that caused a major police response”, to provide information. The LAPD Primary Crime Division will investigate.
“Dozens and dozens of policemen, LAPD and others, showed up at my home this morning, pulled out guns, pulled out assault guns, actually persecuted me and my kids. We were all right. “, Abdullah said on Wednesday.
“I never believed the police’s words,” she continued. “You shouldn’t either.”
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Abdullah streamed the incident on Instagram on Wednesday morning, CBS Los Angeles reported.
Abdullah’s Chapter Black Lives Matter in Los Angeles has called for the removal of County Attorney Jackie Lacey, saying she has not prosecuted police officers involved in the deadly shooting during her term.
Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson said anyone making a deceitful call needs to be held accountable. “
“Although she is known to all of you as an activist with BLMLA, [Abdullah] Being the mother of three and letting her family get through this is unacceptable, no matter where your politics may lie, “Wesson wrote on Twitter Wednesday.
The LAPD declined to comment following Wednesday’s press release.
Fox News’s Nick Givas contributed to this report.