— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) June 25, 2012
[Added:] Patterico Confirms:
No joke. It happened around 6 p.m. Eastern. I briefly talked with one of the police officers at the scene, who confirmed that someone had called saying he had shot his wife, and sent officers to Aaron’s address.
I just got off the phone with Aaron and he and his wife are a little shaken up but OK. The officers had machine guns but did not point them at Aaron. They were quickly able to determine it was a hoax.
Aaron plans to post about it later.
Patterico commenter Laura nails my impression of the “official response” or lack thereof (emphasis mine):
The authorities will put a stop to it soon after it happens to a prominent liberal blogger or Democratic operative. Maybe I’m being too cynical, but I really don’t think the media will even properly cover it when a conservative blogger is killed; at best we’ll get somber “what do you expect when you write such offensive things and provoke people” coverage.
Ali A Akbar tweets:
— Ali A. Akbar (@ali) June 26, 2012
I wish I could believe that was possible, but I simply don’t.