Kim, Kanye become victim of swatting

Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her husband, rapper Kanye West became victims of swatting after police were reportedly called to the couple's Beverly Hills mansion when they received a complaint about a "possible suspect inside the home with a gun". But it turned out to be a hoax.The incident took place on Saturday, reports Angeles Police Department authorities said no crime took place after officers responded to phone reports of criminal activity at their residence.Swatting means when a phone phone call is made to authorities in order to draw out police, fire or medical officials to a specific location.On Saturday, the Twitter account for the Southern California Monitoring Association (SCMA) -- an organisation that monitors scanner reports -- said that reports came in that the residence was the target of a home invasion and that a cleaning girl was shot by a suspect. The organisation said that the reports might have been a possible swatting incident."It appears (that) Kim Kardashian's home is victim of (a) swatting call," the SCMA said.