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DC police confirm Bannon's home swatted while interview Congresswoman Mace on his 'War Room' show

Someone had conducted a fake 911 call about violence at Bannon’s home in order to provoke an armed response from police.

Published: May 12, 2023 11:45am

Updated: May 12, 2023 11:54am

The Metropolitan Police Department confirmed Friday that former Trump White House political strategist Steve Bannon's Washington, D.C., home was "swatted" Thursday while he was interviewing South Carolina GOP Rep. Nancy Mace live for his "Bannon's War Room" livestream TV show. 

Swatting is when somebody makes a 911 call saying some sort of violence is occurring at a home, which results in an armed police response. 

The incident occurred at about 10:30 a.m. when he and Mace were in Bannon's home studio discuss on air President Biden and his family's bank records.

An MPD spokeswoman told Just the News that officers responded to a call about a shooting, searched around the home but "didn't find anything".

Bannon said on air that heard a scuffling noise in the background toward the end of the interview and thought it was coming from his production team. He was able to address the incident after a commercial break.

"We got swatted in the middle of the show when I was in the C block in the first hour," he said. "I tell my team, ‘Hey, can you knock it off? I gotta concentrate here.’ We’re actually getting swatted."

Bannon says he's previously been swatted by prank callers who wanted to draw police and attention to his home studio, in a likely attempt to disrupt the show.

“The criminals, and it is criminals, that continue to SWAT us have to understand that the police are savvy to you, and investigating it," he also said on the show, live-streamed on the Real America's Voice network.

"What they’re trying to do on the SWATs is they’re trying to have suicide by police. They’re trying to make sure that something happens here, that one of the police officers, gets concerned about what’s going on and actually starts firing. The DC Metro and the people around this area understand about these."

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