In a concerning development, Taylor Swift's New York City apartment became the scene of a police intervention this past weekend. Authorities were alerted to a situation involving an individual behaving erratically outside the pop star's residence in the upscale Tribeca neighborhood, as confirmed by the New York Police Department.
The incident unfolded on Franklin Street, where police were summoned to address reports of a "disorderly person." Upon their arrival, officers were informed that the individual in question had attempted to gain entry into a building at the location.
Although the NYPD has not officially confirmed that the man, whose identity remains undisclosed, was specifically targeting Swift's apartment, eyewitness accounts suggest that he was indeed trying to access the singer's residence.
An eyewitness recounted seeing the man around 1 pm, approaching Swift’s door, although it remains unclear if he attempted to knock or ring the doorbell. This individual has reportedly been observed in the vicinity of Swift’s home for several weeks, raising concerns among local residents.
A second source, residing nearby, corroborated these observations, noting that the man had been seen "lurking" in the area for about a month. Described as having been "sleeping on the stoop, chain-smoking, shouting, and causing general discomfort," the man’s presence had become increasingly unsettling for the neighborhood.
He reportedly expressed a desire to meet Taylor Swift and was even seen carrying flowers at one point.
Swift's Stalker Scare
Local residents had contacted the police multiple times, but action was only taken when the individual attempted to enter the building.
The situation was resolved peacefully, with the man being taken into custody around 1:45 pm. He was detained without resistance and has been held due to an unrelated active arrest warrant. Taylor Swift, 34, appears to have been in New York at the time of the incident.
Her security team was observed near her apartment earlier that day. The Grammy-winning artist, currently involved with Kansas City Chiefs player Travis Kelce, is preparing for the international leg of her Eras Tour starting in February.
This is not the first time Swift has dealt with stalking incidents. In 2019, Roger Alvarado was arrested for a similar attempt at her Tribeca home. Another individual, Joshua Christian, was arrested in 2022 for allegedly stalking Swift across multiple states. Swift's representatives have not yet commented on the latest incident.