Miley Cyrus Victim of Swatting Prank - Police at LA Home, She's in Philadelphia
Miley Cyrus fell victim to a swatting prank - meaning Los Angeles police received a fake call warning of a shooting at the young star's home.
She wasn't home, she is in Philadelphia with her boyfriend Liam Hemsworth.
Swatting is an attempt to trick a 911 dispatcher into dispatching an emergency response team (aka SWAT or Special Weapons and Tactics).
Emergency services received a 911 call on Wednesday night reporting an alleged break-in at Cyrus' house in Los Angeles' Studio City and claiming shots had been fired.
Armed cops and firefighters raced to the scene but upon arrival, they found the property was secure with no one home.
A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) spokesperson tells website GossipCop.com, "We believed there was a crime in progress."
Police officials believe the call was the work of a "911 abuser" and are investigating the hoax.
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