Rep. Cummings claims he scared off intruder at his Baltimore home by 'yelling'
Details are finally emerging about an alleged attempted break-in at Rep. Elijah Cummings' home in Baltimore. The Democratic Rep. claims that someone was trying to "gain entry" to his residence around 3:40 a.m. Saturday morning. He later stated that he yelled before the alleged intruder gained entry into the residential part of his home, per a report by Detroit News and AP.
AP quoted Cummings stating, “I was notified of the intrusion by my security system, and I scared the intruder away by yelling before the person gained entry into the residential portion of the house. I thank the Baltimore Police Department for their response and ask that all further inquiries be directed to them.”
It is still unknown if anything was taken from Cummings' property and there does not appear to be a suspect identified.
Cummings is in the middle of a Twitter battle with Trump, who stated that his district is rodent infested and dirty.
Cummings is also facing backlash after an old video from 1999 was unearth and shows him calling his Baltimore community a "drug infested" area.
Bernie Sanders called Baltimore a third world country as well, but it seems like President Donald Trump is taking most of the criticism for his comments.