Man dies of a heart attack after minors swatted him over his rare Twitter handle
In brief: Another swatting attack has resulted in an innocent person losing their life. The incident, which took place last year, saw a 60-year-old grandfather targeted by minors in the US and UK because of his valuable Twitter handle. He suffered a heart attack when police surrounded his home and died shortly after. WKRN News 2 reported new information on the April 2020 incident involving Mark Herring of Bethpage, Tennessee. A second minor, from the UK, called the local police department to make the false report. Herring's son said: "The neighbors called and said 'There's police everywhere, and they think a man has killed a woman and he's on your property, you gotta take cover.'". Sonderman is currently jailed over the incident and awaiting trial.