Police officers in Los Angeles rushed to Miley Cyrus house when they received reports of a possible hostage situation on Wednesday night.
But when they reached there they found no one was in the house.
The Los Angeles police ruled out that, Miley became a victim of a prank know as ‘swatting’.
The police were heavily armed, dispatched a helicopter and surrounded the building only to find their efforts were futile.
Police said ABC that such kind of pranks is on the rise.
Swatting is a call made to the police anonymously to storm inside a building or a person’s house.
In California, such kind of false alarms to police is labeled as a crime and the person convicted of the crime may face up to a year in prison.
LAPD officials are now investigating the matter and finding out the person who made this call and will be prosecuted, if found.