Reports have emerged that a person believed to be Taylor Swift’s stalker was arrested for the second time in two days outside her New York City apartment. The New York Police Department (NYPD) confirmed the arrest after receiving reports from the community about a concerning individual in the area. The identity of the person has not been revealed.
This incident comes after the stalker’s initial arrest on Saturday when he was caught attempting to intrude Swift’s home. Despite this arrest, witnesses reported seeing him back at the singer’s residence just a few hours later. On Monday, the alleged stalker was spotted around Swift’s place once again at around 3 p.m. local time. However, police did not take him into custody until 6 p.m.
Another witness stated that Swift’s security team allegedly requested the police to apprehend the individual away from the building, which resulted in a confrontation. The NYPD has mentioned that charges are still pending in connection with these incidents.
Taylor Swift’s ‘stalker’ is charged with harassment after neighbors saw ’emotionally disturbed male’ skulking around her Tribeca apartment, holding flowers, in the same clothes for three days and attempting to break in on Saturday https://t.co/y1SwXMbWjR pic.twitter.com/TclDpdEKkq
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The first encounter on Saturday involved the suspect trying to open a door to a building near Swift’s home, as reported by officers responding to a call about a “disorderly person.” While the police did not confirm a break-in, a separate source witnessed the suspect attempting to enter Swift’s residence.
Concerned neighbors have reported seeing the alleged stalker in the neighborhood for several weeks, with one eyewitness stating he had been “sleeping on the stoop, chain-smoking constantly, shouting, and generally making everyone uncomfortable.”
Swift, who spent Sunday at a Kansas City Chiefs game supporting her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, appears to have been away during the second incident. The pop star had joined the audience in Orchard Park, N.Y., to support Kelce, whose brother, Jason Kelce, made headlines with a celebratory shirtless moment during the game.
As the NYPD continues its investigation, Swift’s representatives have not yet released an official statement regarding the incidents.