Armed police called to Miley Cyrus's house

  • Armed police were called to pop star Miley Cyrus's home in Los Angeles after receiving an emergency call about a possible kidnapping and shooting.

    Police and rescue crews were seen surrounding the star's home on Wednesday as helicopters circled the property.

    However, they discovered there was no one on the site.

    According to police, the incident is believed to have been part of a trend of prank calls known as "swatting".

    Swatting is when an anonymous call is made to get police to storm a building or an innocent person's home.

    A probe is underway into the incident at Cyrus's home.