This presidential candidate’s home was raided by law enforcement in a move no one saw coming

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Running for president is already stressful enough. But when the FBI is involved another layer is added to that stress.

And this presidential candidate’s home was raided by law enforcement in a move no one saw coming.

Police in Kiawah Island, South Carolina received a phone call at the end of last year where an individual claimed he shot his girlfriend and was going to hurt himself at the address of presidential candidate Nikki Haley’s (R).

Kiawah Island of Public Safety detailed the incident in an email on December 30 that was examined by Reuters.

The violent incident proved to be false and is known as “swatting” which is when someone places a false 911 call about a violent crime to send police and SWAT teams over to the address of a famous person or politician.

This incident on Haley’s home occurred almost a month ago, but reports from the incident were finally released this past Saturday.

“[The call] was determined to be a hoax … Nikki Haley is not on the island and her son is with her,” the email said.

The FBI is aware of the situation as well as other law enforcement groups and they will be investigating the swatting attempt.

As for Haley, she was not at her home at the time of this event.

Her campaign has also not responded to comments about the situation.

Haley is now one of many politicians in the last few months and weeks who have been victims of swatting.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows were swatted recently.

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) was swatted on Dec. 28, after someone made a fake call to the Naples Police Department.

“I caught my wife sleeping with another dude, so I took my AR-15, and I shot her in the head three times,” the man said to Naples Police.

When police arrived at Scott’s home, no one was there, leaving them to realize the call was a prank.

Since November of last year, 27 occurrences of swatting have occurred that involve politicians, according to reports from Reuters.

There have also been talks from lawmakers to pass legislation to shut down swatting.

Swatting is a waste of time and resources for local police who have to deal with them.

It also can be a dangerous situation for the victims of the calls.

Thankfully Nikki Haley and her family were not harmed in any way because of the hoax.

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