COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- It was the tweet seen around Bryan-College Station: "Attention College Station. My neighbor's house is surrounded by cops with AR-15s surrounding it."
That's what Texas A&M sophomore Hayden Greer tweeted after he and his friends saw College Station SWAT Team officers swarming across the street from his College Station house. It was just yards away that 20-year-old William Herring was in the middle of a standoff with police - and Greer live tweeted the whole dispute.
"I kind of felt like I guess I had a responsibility to tell people, you know, what was happening, where everything was going on at and just kept it rolling," Greer said.
Hashtag "live tweet the neighbor takedown" (#LiveTweetTheNeighborTakedown) quickly spread across town. Even the City of College Station started taking notice and tweeting his hashtag. But Greer wasn't worried his tweets would endanger him or anyone else.
"Anyone who is dumb enough to involve themselves in this magnitude probably didn't have the brain capacity to think to check Twitter to see where the cops were from the live feed," said the student.