Missouri man charged in Overland Park swatting call

October 11, 2018 - 5:09 am

A 46-year-old Missouri man is charged with making a hoax emergency call in Overland Park, Kansas. Johnson County charged Morayonla Olubori Sholaja of Grandview, Missouri with one count of giving a false alarm. He is accused of calling 911 with a false claim of an "active shooter'' in Overland Park. 

The Kansas City Star reports Sholaja is accused of calling 911 dispatchers Nov. 7 and saying an armed man was threatening people.  More than a dozen officers with weapons drawn responded and several schools were locked down until police decided the call was a hoax.  
A warrant for Sholaja was put out in April. He was arrested last week in Missouri and brought to Johnson County Monday after waiving his right to fight extradition.  He is being held on a bond of $50,000.

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