Exclusive Republican candidate Nikki Haley targeted in second crush attempt

By Alexandra Ulmer

(Reuters) – Two days after man called with fake emergency to Republican presidential candidate’s South Carolina home Nikki Haleyshe was the target of a second “swatting” attempt, this time by someone who said Haley had killed her daughter, according to an incident report seen by Reuters.

A Charleston County Sheriff’s Office deputy went to Haley’s home in the town of Kiawah Island on Jan. 1 after someone called 911 claiming to be on the phone with Haley, according to an incident report from the sheriff’s office.

The caller said Haley shot her daughter, who was lying in a pool of blood, and threatened to kill herself, according to the report.

The deputy spoke to an unidentified woman at the front door who matched Haley’s description and quickly concluded the call was a hoax, according to the report received by Reuters in response to a records request. crushing incidents at Haley’s home. The January 1 crash attempt has not been previously reported.

Haley’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Haley said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that she was the victim of two run-over attempts, but did not provide a date for the second incident or provide details about what happened. pass. “It wasn’t the first time,” she said of the Dec. 30 incident. “I think it happened twice.”

Swatting is the filing of false reports to police to trigger a potentially dangerous response from officers. Law enforcement experts see it as a form of intimidation or harassment increasingly used against high-profile figures, including officials involved in the civil and criminal cases against Donald Trump. Haley is challenging Trump for the Republican presidential nomination in the November election.

Reuters reported Saturday that Haley’s home was destroyed on Dec. 30, when a man called 911 and claimed he shot a woman and threatened to harm himself in her home. Haley’s elderly parents…

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