In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Haley said her parents, who are 87 and 90, and their caregivers were home when the incident happened.
“I will tell you the last thing you want is to see multiple law enforcement officers headed toward my parents thinking something is up,” the former South Carolina governor said. “It was a terrible situation.”
Haley, who wants to be a Republican candidate for the presidency, said that his house had been buried before. “It was not the first time. I think we have faced such a situation twice,” he said.
Haley added that the latest incident “shows the chaos that surrounds our country right now and that these things are happening.”
A “subversion” occurs when a person falsely reports a crime in progress in order to attract law enforcement to a particular location.
Haley’s home in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, was raided last month after a man said he shot a woman and said she might hurt herself in her home. This was reported by Reuters on Saturday. citing city records.
The incident occurred Dec. 30 when an unknown person called 911 and made false claims that prompted authorities to respond to a false emergency, Kiawah Island Public Safety Director Craig Harris told city officials Dec. 30, according to reports.
“It was determined that it was a forgery. … Nikki Haley is not on the island and her son is with her,” Harris wrote in an email, the report said.
No suspect or potential motive was mentioned in the email.
“I’m not the only one that’s happened to me,” Haley said Sunday, pointing to a spike in incidents in recent months. targeted political figures and justice workers — according to law enforcement experts, this phenomenon is a result of the controversial political climate leading up to the 2024 presidential elections.
One Send to XHouse Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., said there was a storm at his home Saturday night.
“Tonight, my family and I were the target of a ‘swatting’ incident where a prank 911 call mistakenly directed a police presence to my home,” he said. “Unfortunately, this illegal and dangerous scheme is being used to target elected officials across the country.”
Emmer said no one was home and no one was injured in the incident, condemning what he called an “unlawful misuse of police resources.”