The D.C. home of former Donald Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon was swatted Thursday for the second time in two months.
“Police in the nation’s capital confirmed to DailyMail.com that cops were called to the home in the 200 block of A Street NE at 7:17 pm local time,” Daily Mail reports.
Cops, firefighters, and medics were dispatched to Bannon’s residence after reports of an active shooter on the loose in his house.
The police confirmed, after further investigation, that no shots were fire and there was no active threat.
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Daily Mail reported:
This week Bannon, 68, floated a bizarre idea to have Trump ‘reinstated’ as president during an interview with Rudy Giuliani on the former’s War Room podcast.
Bannon said: ‘We don’t need another national election. It’s called a contingent election. Let’s start the contingent election this week. Let’s do it. There should be another election.’
On Saturday, speaking at an event in Missouri alongside Mike Lindell, Bannon endorsed controversial congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene as the next speaker of the house.
His comments came on the back of Trump’s claims that he should be reinstated and another election called in the wake of developments that Facebook suppressed the infamous New York Post Hunter Biden laptop story.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was also recently swatted at her home.
Cont. from Daily Mail:
In July, the former White House Chief strategist was reportedly live on air when cops swooped on the property, but it is not believed he was home.
He was later seen walking up the steps to the $2.35million rowhouse with police and told reporters they had 'been terrific'.
Officers had been hunting a man with a 'high powered rifle' who was threatening to 'shoot everyone' when they approached the building.
It was reported to have come from a tip off in an alleged 'swatting' attempt - when a person makes a hoax call to the cops.