Arthur Engoron swatted hours before closing arguments in Trump’s New York civil fraud case

The judge overseeing former President Donald Trump‘s $370 million civil fraud trial in New York was swatted on Thursday ahead of closing arguments in the case.

Judge Arthur Engoron was the victim of a false bomb threat called to his house early Thursday morning, but proceedings in the case will go forward as scheduled, a court spokesman told USA Today.

FILE – Judge Arthur Engoron, sit on the bench inside New York Supreme Court, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, in New York. Authorities on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, have responded to a bomb threat at the home of Engoron, who is overseeing Donald Trump’s New York civil fraud trial. They found no bomb and and the trial’s closing arguments are to proceed normally. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

“There was a threat. I can confirm a bomb threat,” Al Baker told
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