Wichita 'swatting' suspect indicted on charges from hoax bomb threats to FCC, FBI headquarters
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faces more charges in the nation's capital.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C. says a federal grand jury indicted 25-year-old Tyler Barriss, of Los Angeles, on two counts of making hoax bomb threats.
The first threat on Dec. 14, 2017 caused an evacuation of a high-profile Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hearing. A second, eight days later, targeted FBI headquarters.
Barriss is in custody in Wichita where he faces state and federal charges for his role in the Dec. 28 "swatting" that led to a heavy police presence and the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Andrew Finch.