File photo: Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West were the victims of swatting on Saturday. Picture: Reuters
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West were the victims of swatting on Saturday.
Police were reportedly called to the couple's Beverly Hills mansion after receiving a call about a "possible suspect inside the home with a gun" but it turned out to be a hoax.
Southern California Monitoring Association, which uses a radio scanner to monitor police activity, first reported the incident by tweeting:
"#LAPD WEST LA: Possible SWATTING call at the Kardashian Home.”
"#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."
And the LAPD confirmed to Us Weekly that there wasn't a crime at the home.
Swatting is the action of making a hoax call to the emergency services in order to send a response team to another person's address and a number of celebrities have fallen victim to the trend in the past, including Justin Timberlake, Ashton Kutcher and even Kim's mother Kris Jenner.
In 2013, after Kris was targeted, 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!