(TheRedAlertNews.com) – BREAKING ALERT: United States Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican who is as outspoken as any member of Congress in recent history, was “swatted” in the early morning hours of today.
Wikipedia defines swatting as “a criminal harassment tactic of deceiving an emergency service (via such means as hoaxing an emergency services dispatcher) into sending a police or emergency service response team to another person’s address. This is triggered by false reporting of a serious law enforcement emergency, such as a bomb threat, murder, hostage situation, or a false report of a mental health emergency, such as reporting that a person is allegedly suicidal or homicidal and may or may not be armed, among other things.”
In regards to the congresswoman, The Hill is reporting in, “Police investigating ‘swatting’ call directed at Marjorie Taylor Greene’s home“:
“Authorities say they are investigating a 911 call that claimed a shooting was taking place at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) home early Wednesday morning.
“The Rome Police Department in northwest Georgia said in a statement that officers responded to a 911 call at 1:03 a.m. claiming an individual was shot multiple times at Greene’s house.” [emphasis added]
“‘She assured the officers there was no issue and the call was determined to be a false call commonly known as ‘swatting,” the statement read.
“Officials said they received a second call from the suspect, who was using a computer-generated voice, saying they were upset about Greene’s view on transgender youth rights.” [emphasis added]
Swatting is extremely dangerous, and one law enforcement professional we spoke to said the FBI should immediately open an investigation, given the victim is a sitting member of Congress.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS ITEM FROM RED ALERT NEWS.
Last night, I was swatted just after 1 am.
I can’t express enough gratitude to my local law enforcement here in Rome, Floyd County.
More details to come.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) August 24, 2022