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Chris Brown becomes latest victim of 'swatting' prank

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Chris Brown has become the latest celebrity to be targeted in a string of 'swatting' pranks.

Police made their way to the singer's Hollywood Hills home after receiving a hoax call on Monday afternoon (January 21).

American singer Chris Brown
performs during his sold out Carpe Diem Tour at the Ziggo Dome
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 06.12.12
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[Chris Brown on stage during his 'Carpe Diem' world tour]

TMZ reports that authorities responded to a 911 call supposedly involving a domestic dispute with a gun between a mother and father.

Chris Brown New York

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Entertainers Chris Brown, left, and Rihanna attend an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. The Lakers won 100-94. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

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[Left: Chris Brown out and about in New York / Right: Attending an NBA game with Rihanna]

When they arrived at the address, unaware that it was Brown's home, they discovered that the call was a prank.

Brown was not home at the time of the emergency services' visit, and sources at the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) have said that they want to catch who is responsible for the hoax calls as soon as possible.

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Kris Jenner, Bruce Jenner
at E! 2012 Upfront at NYC Gotham Hall - Outside Arrivals
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[Left: Tom Cruise / Right: Kris and Bruce Jenner]

Miley Cyrus, Tom Cruise, Ashton Kutcher, Justin Bieber and Kris and Bruce Jenner have also been the subject of similar hoax calls, where emergency services are tricked into attending fictional incidents.

Watch Chris Brown in the video for 'Don't Judge Me' below:



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