Turley reportedly latest target of swatting spree

Turley reportedly latest target of swatting spree

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Conservative George Washington (GW) University law professor Jonathan Turley was reportedly the latest victim of a “swatting incident” on Friday.

“Yes, I was swatted this evening. It is regrettably a manifestation of our age of rage,” Turley said in a statement obtained by The New York Post.

“However, we are grateful to the Fairfax police officers who were highly professional and supportive in responding to this harassment,” Turley continued.

According to local authorities, officers responded to a “shot person call” in McLean, Va., a suburb of Washington, D.C., at 6:00 p.m. When officers responded to the call, it was determined the call was a “swatting” call. 

A “swatting incident” happens when one or multiple people call in a fake report of occurrences like a mass shooting or a kidnapping to try and get a large response from police. On Christmas Day, multiple politicians reported instances of being “swatted,” including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Rep. Brandon Williams (R-N.Y.).

“I was just swatted. This is like the 8th time. On Christmas with my family here. My local police are the GREATEST and shouldn’t have to deal with this,” Greene said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The Hill has reached out to Jonathan Turley.

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