Arthur Engoron, the radical judge overseeing President Donald Trump’s politically motivated civil “fraud” trial in New York, has received a bomb threat at home, according to reports.
The Daily Beast is reporting that bomb squad members rushed to Justice Arthur F. Engoron’s house on Long Island on Thursday.
The report cited a reliable source with knowledge of the situation.
The source reportedly told the outlet someone threatened to blow up Engoron’s residence.
According to a person briefed on the matter, more than half a dozen police cars and a bomb squad rushed to his home Thursday morning.
A Nassau County Police Department spokesperson told the outlet that an “active investigation” is underway.
However, they would not confirm what the investigation is for.
It is not known if Engoron was at home at the time.
Court spokesman Al Baker said security will be increased after a threat was made against the judge, without giving further details.
Closing arguments in the trial are scheduled for Thursday, just hours after the bomb squad was reportedly called to the judge’s home.
Sky News reports that there was a delay in processing lawyers and members of the media through security queues into court on Thursday morning because of the alleged threat.
Trump had requested to make a closing argument during the trial, as Slay News reported.
However, Engoron reportedly blocked this request.
The civil lawsuit is brought forward by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
It alleges that Trump and his associates inflated the value of his assets by billions of dollars to secure better loan terms.
James is seeking $370 million in “damages” and wants Trump and other defendants banned from the real estate industry.
However, there are no victims seeking damages in the case.
Bank executives testified that Trump and his company paid back all loans as agreed and accurately valued their assets.
They told the court that they made a lot of money from Trump’s business deals and were very happy with the arrangement.
Trump has decried the case as a political witch hunt and vehemently denied any wrongdoing.
Both Judge Engoron and AG James are Democrats, as the Associated Press details.