Special Counsel Jack Smith was the target of a swatting incident on Christmas Day, according to NBC News.
Law enforcement sources told the outlet that someone called 911 and said that Smith had shot his wife at their Maryland residence.
Deputy U.S. Marshals protecting Smith and his family told police that it was a false alarm and units that were dispatched to the home were called off.
No arrest has been made in the case.
Swatting is the practice of making a false report to emergency services in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address.
Smith is leading two federal investigations of former President Donald Trump– his alleged mishandling of classified documents and efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Smith has been received threats since grand juries indicted the former president last year. His attorney told appeals court judges that Smith’s office has “been subject to multiple threats” and “intimidating communication” after Trump published “inflammatory posts” about him on social media, according to NBC News.
U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who is presiding over Trump’s election interference case in Washington, D.C., was also the target of a swatting incident over the weekend.