U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) was the target of a swatting call in Auburn on Monday, according to WRBL.

According to the outlet, Tuberville was the target of an alleged swatting call at a family-owned residence of Tuberville's in Auburn on Christmas night. 

Swatting involves making a prank call to emergency services to bring a large number of armed police officers or a SWAT team to a particular address. Swatting is dangerous to both first responders and victims. In some cases, it has led to the deaths of innocent victims.

Both U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.) and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) were also swatted this week.

A spokesman for Tuberville confirmed the incident to 1819 News but declined further comment.

Neighbors told WRBL their street was blocked, and they could not enter or leave their homes while the Lee County SWAT team responded to a home off Annalue Drive owned by Tuberville's wife, according to property records. The scene was quickly cleared without incident. 

Auburn police confirmed to WRBL that they were investigating a swatting incident but declined to comment on the specifics of the call or the person targeted. Auburn police told the outlet a person of interest has not been identified.

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