BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) – Television and radio personality Ryan Seacrest became the latest celebrity target of a “swatting” prank today, with someone reporting that armed men were trying to break into his Beverly Hills home.
Police were called to the 1100 block of Cabrillo Lane at 2:21 p.m., according to Sgt. Renato Moreno of the Beverly Hills Police Department.
Police talked to private security officers at the home, and were told they knew of no such problems. Officers later contacted Seacrest, who confirmed he was fine, according to police.
The matter will be investigated as a “false report of an emergency,” Moreno said.
A rash of “swatting” hoaxes have occurred in recent days, sending police to the homes of Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Russell Brand and Selena Gomez.