“Heavily Armed” Police descended upon the residence of Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategy Officer. This was in response to a false call from law enforcement claiming that there had been a shooting at the house.
Police stated that they had been called to respond “to the report of a person with a mental illness crisis.” The man threatened to shoot someone. No victim has been identified,” according NBC reporter Frank Thorp. Thorp also stated that an officer had told him that a man was carrying “a rifle .”
The scene took place at Bannon’s Washington, DC, home at 10: 45 a.m., during a live broadcast of his show, War Room. As armed police invaded his home, Bannon didn’t pause the broadcast.
“Honeybadger don’t care a damn,” Bannon said to Breitbart News during a statement.
“Straights were closed near the Capitol and Supreme Court for approximately one hour due to fears about an active shooter. About 12: 30 p.m., police reopened the streets after determining that there was no shooting, no weapon, no threat and no victim,” The Washington Post reported. The Post also reported police were “heavily armed,” and “walked through the rowhouse and spoke with those inside to ensure it was safe.”
The Post added that a police spokeswoman said the call “appears to have been a ‘swatting’ attempt” against Bannon, the former chairman of Breitbart News.
” The police were fantastic,” Bannon said to NBC News.