Twitter account of man accused of deadly hoax threatens swat

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Twitter handle associated with a California man who’s in jail on accusations that he made a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man in Kansas was used to again threaten to swat someone after authorities say some inmates were able to gain access to the internet.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release Monday that a software upgrade to an inmate kiosk improperly let inmates temporarily get onto the internet.

The Wichita Eagle reports that someone tweeted from Tyler Barriss’ handle Friday: “How am I on the Internet if I’m in jail? Oh, because I’m an eGod, that’s how.”

A later tweet said someone “is about to get swatted.”

Barriss in jail awaiting trial on charges including involuntary manslaughter and giving a false alarm.

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