Steve Bannon’s house ‘swatted’ ahead of contempt case

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon exits the Manhattan Federal Court on August 20, 2020 in the Manhattan borough of New York City. Bannon and three other defendants have been indicted for allegedly defrauding donors in a $25 million border wall fundraising campaign. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 20: Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon exits the Manhattan Federal Court on August 20, 2020 in the Manhattan borough of New York City. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 3:00 PM PT – Saturday, July 9, 2022

Police surrounded the Washington D.C. home of former Trump advisor Steve Bannon after a prank 911 call set off a false alarm. The call came late Friday morning to the Washington D.C. Police dispatch to report a mentally ill man carrying a weapon and making comments on shooting someone.

When police arrived at a street near Bannon’s house there was no evidence of a shooter. Bannon was a longtime political adviser to former President Donald Trump.

Authorities blocked off several streets while investigating these claims and ultimately ruled it a false report meant to initiate the swat team. This comes as Bannon is expected to stand trial for contempt of the January 6 panel in mid July.

“The police were terrific,” Bannon said.

Local police report no reason to assume this call targeted Steve Bannon specifically.

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