Updated Aug 25, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's home targeted in another "swatting" incident, police say

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) outside the Capitol in July 2022.
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The home of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) was involved in another "swatting" incident Thursday morning, the second one in as many days, according to police.

Why it matters: "Swatting" is the act of placing a fake emergency call to 911 operators, who often dispatch armed SWAT teams to what they think is a violent situation. Swatting attacks are used as a prank or form of harassment and have led to fatal consequences.

The latest: The Rome Police Department told Axios that it responded to a "swatting call" at Greene's residence at 2:53 a.m. Thursday.

  • The call was from an internet chat about a male who was possibly planning to shoot his family members and himself at Greene's home.

Details: "This call was received on what appeared to be a suicide crisis line from an internet chat," Rome police told Axios.

  • The caller said a male who "came out as transgender" had "claimed they shot the family."
  • The police said the call was a "second false report."

Greene confirmed in a tweet Thursday morning she was "swatted again last night." She did not tweet any further details about the second incident.

  • Greene's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Catch up quick: Greene and the Rome Police Department had said Wednesday she was swatted just after 1 a.m. that morning.

  • The police department said in a Facebook post later that day that "officers responded to a 911 call [with] reference to a subject being shot multiple times at an address within the city limits."
  • "When officers responded they discovered this was the home of Marjorie Taylor Greene. She assured the officers there was no issue and the call was determined to be a false call commonly known as 'swatting'," the department added.
  • In a tweet Wednesday, Greene said she couldn't "express enough gratitude" to the local police department.

The big picture: The department said it "received a second call from the suspect, who was using a computer generated voice." The caller said they were "upset about Mrs. Greene’s political view[s] on transgender youth rights."

Editor's note: This post was updated to include a swatting incident at Greene's home Thursday.

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