Taylor Swift's stalker who showed up to her apartment at least 5 times in the last 6 months was just arrested

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Taylor Swift in 2021. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
  • A man was reportedly arrested after trying to break into Taylor Swift's apartment on Saturday night.

  • Police sources told the New York Daily News cops were notified by a 911 caller in Swift's building.

  • The man has showed up to the singer's home several times in the past few months, per the report.

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A man was reportedly arrested over the weekend after he tried to break into Taylor Swift's apartment, according to the New York Daily News.

When he arrived at Swift's home, located in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City, the man tried to force his way inside before being apprehended, police sources told the Daily News.

It's unclear whether Swift was home at the time of the incident. Representatives for the singer didn't immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment.

The man, named in the Daily News' report as 52 year-old Hanks Johnson, has reportedly showed up at Swift's Tribeca home at least five times in the past six months and has other stalking charges currently pending.

A criminal complaint cited by the Daily News said that the head of security at Swift's building told him he's not welcome there.

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Taylor Swift performs in 2015 during the "1989" world tour. Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

This isn't the first time Swift has had to deal with an unwanted visitor in her home.

In 2018, Page Six reported that 22-year-old Roger Alvarado from Florida allegedly broke into the pop star's three-story townhouse.

When police responded to a call about a burglary at Swift's residence, they found a ladder leading up to a broken window at the Franklin Street home - then found Alvarado sleeping in one of Swift's empty beds.

Alvarado had reportedly also taken a shower, according to police sources.

He was arrested by police and charged with felony stalking, burglary, criminal mischief, and criminal trespass.

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