Man detained outside of Taylor Swift’s New York apartment

The police described the 25-year-old male as “emotionally disturbed”

A man attempting to enter Taylor Swift’s New York home has been detained by the police.

Officers were called to the star’s residence on Tuesday evening by a security guard after the suspect repeatedly rang the buzzer of her apartment, BBC Newsbeat reports.

Swift, who was not inside the flat at the time, was in Los Angeles attending an awards ceremony.

A 25-year-old male was escorted from the scene and taken for psychiatric treatment after telling officers that he “belonged there”.

Sergeant Daniel Doody from the New York Police Department described the suspect as “emotionally disturbed”. The man has been taken to Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital.


On Tuesday, Swift was presented with an award named in her honour at the BMI Pop Awards in Beverley Hills, California. Michael Jackson is the only other artist to be given a named prize in the history of the awards.

“Taylor Swift has transformed pop culture through her songs, artistry and indomitable spirit,” said a BMI press release. “She has had a profound impact, not only musically, but also through her personal conviction and commitment to create a standard that values and respects music for everyone. We felt it appropriate to award Taylor with an honor that is as unique and special as she is.”

Earlier this week, Swift was revealed to have topped the list of the highest earning musicians in the world in 2015. Experts have calculated that she earned a whopping $73.5m (£50.9m) last year, just from her music alone.