Breaking: Walker SWATted (Updated)

[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.

Comment by Laura — 6/25/2012 @ 5:23 pm

Ali A Akbar tweets:

I wish I could believe that was possible, but I simply don’t.


[Added II:] Aaron Walker blogs about his SWATting earlier tonight.

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