Police: Viewers of online game reported break-in

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Associated Press

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 9 at 4:00 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Tempe, Arizona, say people watching a video feed of a woman playing an online game called authorities to report seeing a home invasion taking place in the woman's apartment.

Lt. Michael Pooley says a friend of the victim watching the video Monday morning saw two men with guns break down the woman's apartment door.

Pooley says one man was still in the apartment when officers arrived. The man fled but one was taken into custody after a short chase. Pooley says another man may be holed up in a vacant apartment nearby.

According to Pooley, authorities elsewhere also got calls from other people who were watching the video feed and who also saw the break-in. He says dispatchers are trying to pin down details of those calls.

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