Police called to Taylor Swift's New York apartment after man allegedly tried to break in

  • 22/01/2024
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A man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly trying to break into Taylor Swift's New York City apartment in Tribeca.   

A spokesperson for the NYC Police Department told Page Six officers received a call about a "disorderly person" on Franklin Street – near Swift's home.   

"Upon arrival [police] were informed the individual attempted to open a door to a building at the location."  

Police are yet to confirm the man was trying to get into Swift's apartment, but an eyewitness told Page Six they saw the suspect attempting to break in.  

"I first saw him around 1 pm – he went up to Taylor's door...I'm not sure if he knocked or rang the doorbell."   

The source also claimed to have seen the man scouring the neighbourhood for a few weeks.   

They say he's been "sleeping on the stoop, chain-smoking constantly, shouting, and generally making everyone uncomfortable".   

The residents said this wasn't the first time police were called on the man, but that they didn't do anything until he tried getting into the building.   

"I asked him to leave this morning and he just stared at me, catatonic...total nutcase," one man said.   

Police confirmed the arrest but said he was taken into custody because of an active and unrelated warrant out for his arrest.   

They are yet to identify him, and he remains in custody.   

Neither Swift nor her team have commented on the incident, but the witnesses believe she was home at the time of the attempted break-in due to security guards on the premise.   

It is the second time Swift's New York residence has been the target of a stalker, as in 2019 a different man, Roger Alvarado, was arrested for trying to break in.   

At the time he openly admitted the crime stating he didn't want to hurt her, he just wanted to speak to her as she "seems nice and cool".  

He was arrested and sentenced to four years imprisonment.