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)
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.