Police sent to Chris Brown's home in latest 911 hoax

Singer Chris Brown attends the 40th American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Nov. 18, 2012, in Los Angeles. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Police responded to Chris Brown's home on Monday after they received a call about a domestic violence situation that turned out to be false.

The Los Angeles Times reports police were contacted shortly before 5 p.m. about a domestic violence incident. The Los Angeles Police Department said the caller told police he wasn't sure if his mother had been shot, according to the paper.

When police arrived, members of Brown's staff were at the home, but the singer wasn't.

Police searched the home and didn't find any problems.

It's the latest so-called "swatting" prank targeting celebrities. The practice is intended to get multiple officers, including specialized SWAT teams sent to a home.

Last week, Beverly Hills police responded to a fake armed robbery call at Tom Cruise's house. Other hoax calls have been made involving the homes of Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher and Miley Cyrus.

Last month, police arrested a juvenile they say is responsible for making the prank calls that reported violence at Bieber and Kutcher's homes.

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