Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were the victims of swatting last night, with police reportedly swarming to their Beverly Hills mansion after receiving a hoax call about a “possible suspect inside the home with a gun”.
A Twitter account that monitors police activity in Southern California first alerted the public to the calls, writing: “#LAPD WEST LA: Possible SWATTING call at the Kardashian Home.”
However, they soon twigged that it may be a prank, tweeting shortly after: “#LAPD WEST LA: Home Invasion with suspect shot at Kim Kardashian home. Reported cleaning girl shot by suspect. Might be SWATTING call.
“Caller disconnected as officers entered house. Appears Kim Kardashian home is victim of SWATTING call. Officers did breach door to enter.”
The LAPD later confirmed to Us Weekly that no crime had been committed at the Kardashian-West residence, but they did not comment on the swatting allegations.
Swatting is the action of making a fake phone call to emergency services in a bid to get a response team at the victim’s address.
This isn’t the first time that the Kardashian family have been targeted, with Kim’s mum Kris Jenner being shocked by the arrival of police and three helicopters after she fell victim to the hoax in 2013.
At the time, Kim tweeted: “Just got a call from my mom telling me about this prank call that someone was shot in their home & 15 swat team & 3 helicopters showed up!
“These prank calls are NOT funny! People can get arrested for this! I hope they find out who is behind this. Its dangerous & not a joke!”
The mum-of-two is yet to comment on the latest swatting incident.