Missouri man charged with making swatting call to Kansas

Morayonla Olubori Sholaja

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) – 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 for 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 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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