Toms River Police Officer injured responding to swatting incident
Toms River Police Units swarmed to a home on Sierra Drive on Tuesday around 11:00 am in response to a call about a possible shooting, a hostage situation and a pipe bomb at a home.
Officers made contact with the homeowner and occupants of the house.
Their investigation suggests that the incident was a hoax possibly stemming from online gaming.
The incident is being investigated by Detective Lou Santora and is ongoing at this time.
While responding to the incident, Officer James Colline, was involved in a motor vehicle accident.
He was transported to Community Medical Center where he was treated and released for minor injuries.
The other driver did not sustain injuries.
The accident investigation is ongoing and being investigated by Toms River Police Sergeant Eugene Bachonski.
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