On Wednesday night, a mob of self-proclaimed Antifa “alt-left” activists gathered outside Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s home in Washington chanting, “Tucker Carlson, we will fight. We know where you sleep at night.”
The group banged on the door and demanded Carlson come out and confront them. Washington police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime after video sparked outrage on Twitter.
According to a police report, a group of demonstrators gathered outside Carlson’s Northwest Washington home Wednesday night, and at least one member of the group even approached his front porch left a note on his door.
A video posted on social media showed people standing outside a darkened home chanting. The Daily Caller journalist Benny Johnson posted the footage on Twitter with a caption saying, “The Left is sick.”
A mob has gathered outside Tucker Carlson’s home demanding his family leave DC because he is a "racist scumbag."
"Every night you spread fear into homes — we remind you that you are not safe either"
Tucker has 4 children.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 8, 2018
The police report says officers arrived and found about 20 protesters, and a commonly used anarchy symbol spray-painted on the driveway. There were no arrests but police confiscated several signs. It lists the incident as a “suspected hate crime” on the basis of “anti-political” bias.
At the time of the incident, Carlson’s wife was the only person home. She reportedly heard the loud banging from inside their kitchen, and immediately locked herself in the pantry and called 911.
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Carlson was working at the Fox News station in Washington while the commotion occurred outside his home. His wife reportedly did not want to contact him because she did not want to distract him before going on air.
Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and president Jay Wallace released a statement on the network’s behalf condemning the mob’s actions.“The incident that took place at Tucker’s home last night was reprehensible. The violent threats and intimidation tactics toward him and his family are completely unacceptable.”
They added, “We as a nation have become far too intolerant of different points of view. Recent events across our country clearly highlight the need for a more civil, respectful, and inclusive national conversation. Those of us in the media and in politics bear a special obligation to all Americans, to find common ground.”
Carlson has also released his own statement on the incident saying, “Here’s the problem, I have four children. I never thought twice about leaving them home alone, but this is the reaction because this group doesn’t like my TV show.”
The incident is the latest in a series of protests targeting Trump administration officials and allies.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.