Tyler Barriss, 25, waived his right to extradition during a hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning.
The hearing lasted just minutes.
Asked by Judge Deborah S. Brazil if he was the man wanted by Kansas authorities, Barriss said yes.
He remains in jail with no bond.
Barriss waived extradition. He is held in jail without bail and his hearing is over.— Nichole Manna (@NicholeManna)January 3, 2018
“We’re just here for extradition,” he said after the hearing.
Before his name was called, Barriss was held behind a glass wall with two sheriff’s deputies watching his back. He wore a hooded black sweatshirt. His hands were cuffed in front of him.
Tyler Barriss is in the courtroom wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. He’s in the defendant box - behind glass, looking around at the courtroom.— Nichole Manna (@NicholeManna)January 3, 2018
He bopped his head as if he was listening to music.
Barriss was arrested on a felony warrant on Dec. 29 in South Los Angeles. He is accused of reporting a fake homicide and hostage situation to the Wichita Police Department just after 6:15 p.m. on Dec. 28.
Swatting is the term when someone calls police with a fake story of a serious ongoing crime – like a killing, hostage situation or bomb threat – in an effort to draw a large police presence to an address. It has gained traction in recent years among online gamers.
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Contributing: Kaitlyn Alanis of The Eagle; Associated Press
Nichole Manna: 316-269-6752, @NicholeManna
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