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Steve Bannon Gets SWATted

Posted on | July 9, 2022 | Comments Off on Steve Bannon Gets SWATted

A very dangerous form of terrorism:

Heavily armed law enforcement officers swarmed former White House adviser Steve Bannon’s Washington, DC, home after an apparent “swatting” incident on Friday, according to police.
A prankster sent police into a frenzy after calling 911 at about 10:45 a.m. and reporting that a gunman was inside a home in the 200 Block of A Street near 2nd Street, just steps away from the Capitol, and had shot someone, officials told The Washington Post.
The caller then threatened to take his own life if police came, CNN reported. The home was later revealed to be Bannon’s.
Members of the Metropolitan Police Department and US Capitol Police arrived on scene but saw no sign of a gunman or shots fired, police said.
Cops said that people were in the house at the time, but it’s unclear if Bannon was among them.
Police determined it was a “swatting” incident — when someone calls 911 with a false report to trick police into a SWAT operation on a person’s home. The call was not made from Bannon’s home, cops said.

SWATting is not a “prank.” People can get killed. The guy who targeted me for a SWATting in 2013 was sentenced to federal prison.



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