Chris Brown joins Cruise, Bieber as 'swatting' victim

Chris Brown. Photo/AP
Chris Brown. Photo/AP

Police have responded to Chris Brown's home after they received a call about a domestic violence situation that turned out to be false.

The Los Angeles Times reports police were contacted shortly before 5pm on Monday about a domestic violence incident.

When officers arrived, members of Brown's staff were at the home, but the singer wasn't.

Police searched the home and didn't find any problems.

It's the latest so-called "swatting" prank targeting celebrities.

The practice is intended to get multiple officers, including specialised SWAT teams, sent to a home.

Last week, Beverly Hills police responded to a fake armed robbery call at Tom Cruise's house.

Kim Kardashian said swatting was "dangerous" and "not a joke" after she fell victim earlier this week.

Other hoax calls have been made involving the homes of Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher and Miley Cyrus.

- AP

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