Man detained outside of Taylor Swift's New York home
Police were called to Taylor Swift's New York City apartment on Tuesday (10May16) after a "disturbed" man showed up at her doorstep.
The Style star was not home when the incident occurred, but her security team detained an unidentified man who was outside Taylor's Tribeca neighbourhood abode.
According to TMZ.com, the guards called for backup and when police and fire department officials arrived to the scene, law enforcement sources say the man was "disoriented" as he was handcuffed and seemed to be "emotionally disturbed".
Cops searched the duffel bag the man had in tow, but it contained nothing suspicious. However, he was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
It is unclear whether he made any threats or gained access to Taylor's home, and he has not been charged as WENN went to press.
The incident marks the third time in three months a stranger has showed up at the pop star's home - in February (16), police removed an overzealous fan from her Beverly Hills property.
The unidentified male, who had brought his guitar, was spotted loitering at the pad's front gates and when the singer's security guards asked the fan to move on, he claimed he was waiting for Taylor as they had worked together in the past.
Police officials were called to deal with the matter and after a stern 'stay away' warning, the man made a quick exit, reports TMZ.com.
The Beverly Hills incident occurred 10 days after cops responded to a call regarding an unwanted visitor who showed up at another one of her homes in Los Angeles.
Security officials noticed the man, who was also unnamed, hanging around at the bottom of Taylor's driveway and he was later handcuffed by cops and taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation. He was not charged.
Her spokesperson subsequently blamed the media for the invasion of privacy, suggesting the publication of the pop star's residences encourages fans to pester her.
"This is why it's irresponsible for the media to publish the addresses or recent real estate transactions of celebrities," her publicist told WENN. "This, or potentially worse, is the end result."
- Cover Media