Police investigate elaborate hostage hoax
POLICE are investigating an elaborate hostage hoax which sent at least 20 armed officers to a south Sydney home, only to find no one was in distress.
Phones and computers were seized from the Arncliffe home where a shooting had been reported early Wednesday morning.
Police have confirmed they are investigating whether the hoax was part of a growing phenomenon known as "swatting".
A man has been released pending further investigations.