Taylor Swift has a scare at her New York City apartment after a man who said he was ‘in love’ with her was arrested for trespassing
- Taylor Swift, 31, had a stalking scare after a man was arrested after entering her New York City apartment building on Friday, according to TMZ
- The 28-year-old man from Nebraska, Patrick Nissen, was charged with second-degree criminal trespassing, according to law enforcement sources
- Swift reportedly wasn’t at home when the alleged trespasser entered the building via an unlocked door
- Police said the man had photos of the singer on his Instagram account and claimed to be ‘in love’ with her
A 28-year-old man named Patrick Nissen entered the vestibule of Swift’s apartment building before police were called to the scene, TMZ reports.
According to law enforcement sources, the Nebraska-based man was charged with a misdemeanor count of second-degree criminal trespassing.
Stalker scare: Taylor Swift, 31, dealt with another stalker after a 28-year-old man from Nebraska was arrested on Friday after entering her New York City apartment building, according to TMZ; seen in May in London
Luckily, the 31-year-old pop superstar wasn’t in her apartment when Nissen entered the building, law enforcement sources said.
They claimed that the intruder gained access to the building’s vestibule via an unlocked door.
However, a security guard for the building spotted him and called the police after they recognized that he wasn’t authorized to be there.
Once police arrived, Nissen reportedly told them that he was ‘in love’ with the Shake It Off hitmaker.
Close call: Law enforcement sources named the man as Patrick Nissen. He allegedly entered Swift’s building’s vestibule via an unlocked door, before a security guard called 911; seen in 2019
He also reportedly had photos of the singer on his Instagram account.
An account for a person with the same name includes mention of Swift in a nonsensical account bio, as well as a post featuring the cover to her Reputation album.
Since he’s not based in New York, he reportedly took a bus across state lines to find the songstress’ apartment.
This apparently isn’t the first time that someone tried to gain access to Swift’s apartment, according to police.
Back in April, a 52-year-old man named Hanks Johnson was arrested after trying to force his way into Taylor’s Tribeca apartment building, according to the New York Daily News.
Long distance: Nissen took a bus across state lines to get to Swift’s apartment. He reportedly told police he was ‘in love’ with her and mentioned her on his Instagram; Swift pictured in March in LA
It was part of a pattern with the man, who reportedly had showed up to her apartment building at least five times in the the six months leading up to that incident.
In 2018, Page Six reported that Roger Alvarado, a 22-year-old man from Florida, had tried to break into her townhouse.
Police sources said at the time that he had managed to enter after using a ladder to climb up to a window and breaking it.
While in her home he reportedly took a shower and then went to sleep in one of her beds.
Several other men have also been arrested for stalking the singer and trespassing in recent years.
Ongoing issue: Multiple men have been arrested for stalking the singer and trespassing in recent years; seen in 2019 in LA