Several police officers rushed to the Los Angeles area neighborhood of Hidden Hills, home of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" stars Kris and Bruce Jenner, on Friday, January 18.
However, authorities confirmed to KABC-Television, OTRC.com's parent company that the address given to the dispatch by the caller was not the Kardashian address. The origin of the call was unclear and the address given to the police was not disclosed. Officers received a call that there was someone being injured or possibly assaulted. However, when the police arrived they discovered nothing was happening at the location. Authorities are not calling it a swatting call.
Kendall Jenner, the 17-year-old daughter of the reality stars and half sister of Kim Kardashian, Tweeted about the incident shortly after it occurred.
"I love it when 8 police officers show up at my door and 10 cop cars are outside my house," she wrote, along with a link to an Instagram photo showing several police vehicles and Bruce Jenner smiling and posing with officers.
The news comes just before the premiere of the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" spin-off "Kourtney & Kim Take Miami" on January 20.
The incident, although not called a swatting call by officials, is similar to one that happened on Thursday, January 17, at the home of Tom Cruise. Police were dispatched to Cruise's Beverly Hills home after someone reported an armed robbery but it appeared to have been a false alarm.
Such false calls are often called "swatting" because it could spur the dispatching of a SWAT team. It is a misdemeanor, although it would be classified as a felony if anyone is injured as a result of it.
In December, Los Angeles authorities arrested a "juvenile" suspected of reporting fake emergencies at the Los Angeles homes of actor Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber.