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Police Mistakenly Raid Miley Cyrus' Home, Blame Prankster

Armed authorities respond to kidnapping and shooting call

Miley Cyrus
Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic
August 3, 2012 10:20 AM ET

Armed police mistakenly raided Miley Cyrus' home on August 1st after a prankster put in a call about a possible kidnapping and shooting at the house, reports the BBC. Authorities also responded with rescue crews and helicopters, but soon realized the home was empty. Police attributed the incident to "swatting," a recent trend of prank calls that aim to get a police squad to overtake an innocent building or house.

Authorities have begun an investigation and are tracking the perpetrator. If caught, the prankster could face up to a year in jail. In June, Cyrus got engaged to Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth.

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