Police respond to ‘swatting’ incident at Hardee’s on La Crosse’s northside

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- If you were driving past the Hardees on La Crosse’s north side Friday afternoon, you might’ve noticed a lot of emergency crews.

Police are referring to it as a ‘swatting’ incident.

That’s where a prank call is made to emergency services to bring about a large response.

Police say the call did not even originate in the U-S… but they responded out of caution.

They declined to identify the specific threat mentioned on the prank call to avoid copy-cats.