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Kidnapping, shooting report at Miley Cyrus home a hoax, LAPD says

August 2, 2012 |  7:37 am

Los Angeles police surrounded the Studio City home of singer and actress Miley Cyrus on Wednesday evening after a reported kidnapping and shooting that turned out to be a hoax.

Officers responded to the home in the 11000 block of Amanda Drive about 6:50 p.m., said Officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles Police Department. The 911 caller had reported a home invasion, several suspects and hostages.

A short time later, the call was determined to be a fake, Rayner said.

Authorities were actively looking for the caller Thursday and said the report might have been made from a cellphone.


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Photo: Singer and actress Miley Cyrus arrives at a benefit dinner in Century City in June. Credit: Toby Canham / Getty Images for AIF