Last night a founding member of the popular YouTube channel The Creatures was the victim of swatting, and the entire incident was caught on his live stream. Jordan "Kootra" Mathewson was playing Counter-Strike on a live-stream when a SWAT team showed up and took him to the floor of his office at gunpoint.
"Uh oh, this isn't good," Kootra said during the live stream. "They're clearing rooms – what in the world? I think we're getting swatted."
Littleton, Colorado SWAT team members stormed the room shortly thereafter, and ordered Kootra to get onto the floor with his hands behind his back.
Police were responding to an anonymous 9-11 call from someone claiming to be an "active gunman," according to local news station 7 News Denver.
"The caller claimed to have shot two co-workers, held others hostage, and threatened to shoot them. He stated that if the officers entered he would shoot them as well," a police spokesperson tell the news station.
"There were no victims or any evidence that a shooting had taken place. If the investigation determines that today's incident was a hoax, those involved will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
You can watch the dramatic events as they unfold in the video to your left. Neither Kootra nor other members of The Creatures team have responded publicly about this incident yet.