Rome Police Assistant Chief Debbie Burnett said police officers in Rome, Georgia, responded shortly after 1 a.m. ET to “a 911 call reference to a subject being shot multiple times.” Upon arriving at the address, “they found it was Marjorie Taylor Green’s home,” Burnett said.
Greene “assured officers that there was no problem and that the call was a false call commonly known as ‘swatting,'” Burnett said.
A prank call made with the explicit purpose of luring officers to a location – usually a home – where they are led to believe that a horrific crime has been committed or is in progress. This results in an overwhelming response from local police or SWAT teams, who have no way of knowing if the call is a hoax.
Burnett said the 911 dispatch to Rome/Floyd County “received a second call from a suspect who was using a computer-generated voice saying he was upset by Mrs Green’s political stand on transgender youth rights “
Green, whose time in Congress has often been defined by his belligerent and incendiary remarks, has faced criticism for his anti-transgender comment
last. Last week, it introduced a bill that would make it a crime to provide certain so-called gender-affirming medical care to transgender minors.
“Last night, I was swallowed just after 1 a.m. I can’t express enough gratitude to my local law enforcement here in Rome, Floyd County,” Greene said in a tweet Wednesday.
Police said the incident is being investigated and has not released any additional information.
The incident comes amid growing concerns about threats to high-profile political figures and election officials. In the wake of false claims about former President Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential election, election workers across the country informed of
A spike in threats and harassment. And in June, there was a man charged with attempted murder
Outside the Maryland residence of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Last year, US Capitol Police informed of
There has been a 107% increase in threats against members of Congress this year compared to 2020.