Lt. Gov. Jonas’ Home Swatted After Fake Bomb Call in Office in Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia: Lt. Gov. Burt Jones stated on social media on Thursday that he is the latest target of “swatting.” Georgia’s Republican lawmaker responded after the fake threat call.

The post read, “Last night, my home was ‘swatted’. This morning, a bomb threat was called to my office. Thankfully everyone is safe, and I commend our local law enforcement officers for their professionalism.”

The term “swatting” refers to the situation where police enforcement reacts to false allegations of a violent incident at an unsuspecting person’s home. Recently, the targets of these hoax calls are the GOP politicians.

Jones received a bomb threat at his district office in Jackson, Georgia. The FBI and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations are looking into the matter. Since last week, fictitious 911 calls have been made to several lawmakers in the state and across the nation.

Jonas later said that these types of activities would not discourage him. He said, “Let me be clear — I will not be intimidated by those attempting to silence me. We will put an end to this madness. We are in full compliance with law enforcement, and I am confident that those responsible will be brought to justice and be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

On Christmas Day, authorities were called to Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) residence after someone contacted a suicide hotline, claiming to have shot his fiancée at the far-right politician’s residence and making suicide threats.