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Video game SWATter faces five years in prison, additional charges

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A Nevada man has been arrested and is awaiting extradition to Illinois, accused of orchestrating a "SWATting" attack on a video gamer over the summer.

Brandon Wilson, 19, known by some online as "Famed God," was arrested Thursday, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. He is accused of reporting a murder to Naperville, Ill. police in July 2014, resulting in an armed law enforcement response to another address.

No crime was discovered at the scene.

Prosecutors say Wilson had also threatened the victim's banking and Social Security accounts, adding that he would put the victim's father "in debt for life." After executing a search warrant at Wilson's residence in Las Vegas, authorities say they discovered evidence of the SWATting attack, and of Wilson's involvement in similar incidents in the United States.

Brandon "Famed God" Wilson is accused of two counts of computer tampering and one count of intimidation, computer fraud, identity theft and disorderly conduct. He faces up to five years in state prison in Illinois if convicted.

Federal authorities and investigators from three additional states also are pursuing the matter and may add charges.