Miley Cyrus has been swatted once again.
Los Angeles police were alerted to a serious situation unfolding at the singer’s home on Friday evening. Officers quickly responded to the call, though they found nothing at the residence when they arrived.
According to reports, Miley Cyrus wasn’t home when she was swatted for the second time.
This isn’t the first time a prankster has summoned authorities to the young star’s Los Angeles home. In August of 2012, Cyrus joined the ranks celebrities who fallen prey to the dangerous joke.
The police response to last year’s incident was much more intense. In addition to a squadron of few heavily-armed officers, authorities called a police helicopter to the scene of the supposed crime. Cyrus was also away from home when the swatting occurred last August.
Los Angeles Police Department Commander Andrew Smith said last year that someone is bound to get seriously injured during one of these pranks.
“If these things continue, it’s only a matter of time before a tragedy occurs. We’ve got talented detectives who are committed to catching people who put other people’s lives at risk with these dangerous pranks,” he explained.
Although officers arrested a juvenile in connection with several swatting cases late last year, it would appear that a few culprits are still at-large. The teenager picked up in December was allegedly responsible for making prank calls to both Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher.
The people behind these prank calls have been extremely busy in 2013. In addition to Miley Cyrus, this year’s list of victims include Magic Johnson, Selena Gomez, Paris Hilton, Ryan Seacrest, Russell Brand, Justin Timberlake, and Khloe Kardashian.
Earlier this month, Anderson Cooper’s name was added to the long list of celebrities who have been swatted. Police were summoned to the CNN anchor’s home in Quoigue, New York after someone reported a shooting at the residence. Although police thoroughly searched the area, no suspects or victims were found. Cooper wasn’t home at the time.
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