The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating a false emergency call reported at a former residence of Kim Kardashian's family, which spurred authorities to later swarm the reality stars' current neighborhood, while the actress herself has condemned the incident as "dangerous."
The call was made two days before the season 3 premiere of "Kourtney & Kim Take Miami" -- a spin-off of the family's main E! reality show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" -- which aired on Sunday, January 20.
On Friday, 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, Kardashian's mother and stepfather, who live with daughters Kendall and Kylie. 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 and that the report reported that there was someone being injured or possibly assaulted.
The Associated Press reported on Sunday that the call was made from a home in Malibu where Kardashian's family once lives. Deputies found the house empty, then contacted the family and arrived at their current home in Hidden Hilles, located about 20 miles away. No arrests were made and police are trying to find the person who made the call, the news wire said.
"Just got a call from my mom telling me about this prank call that someone was shot in their home & 15 swat team & 3 helicopters showed up!" Kardashian Tweeted on Friday. "These prank calls are NOT funny! People can get arrested for this! I hope they find out who is behind this. Its dangerous & not a joke!"
Kendall 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 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.