A suspected stalker found himself in police custody this weekend after attempting to break into Taylor Swift’s Manhattan home, marking another unsettling incident for the pop sensation.
The occurrence unfolded on Saturday afternoon along Franklin Street in Tribeca, prompting a 911 call reporting a disorderly person.
Upon reaching the scene, NYPD officers were informed that the individual had tried to open a door to a building at the location, according to a spokesperson.
This episode was not the first time the alleged stalker had been spotted near Taylor Swift’s residence. Witnesses revealed that the man had been “lurking here for a month,” exhibiting erratic behavior that left the community uneasy.
A concerned neighbor described him as a “total nutcase,” noting instances of him sleeping on the stoop, chain-smoking, shouting, and causing discomfort for those in the vicinity.
Reports suggest that the man, upon arriving before Christmas, expressed his desire to see Taylor Swift, even bringing flowers on one occasion.
The police, responding to the incident at approximately 1:45 p.m., took the individual into custody due to an active and unrelated warrant for his arrest.
As of Saturday night, he remained in custody, awaiting further legal proceedings.
This incident is not the first time Taylor Swift has faced security concerns at her Tribeca residence.
In June 2022, another individual appeared at Swift’s home, issuing threats to harm the singer if she didn’t comply with his wishes. Several months prior to that, a different fan was arrested for crashing his car into Swift’s building and a nearby fire hydrant.