Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift was attending the 64th annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, when the incident took place Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Taylor Swift's security guards detained an "emotionally disturbed" man outside her posh New York apartment on 10 May. The unidentified man was later handed over to the police, who described him as "acting disoriented" and "out of it".

According to TMZ, the New York Police Department (NYPD) and New York Fire Department (NYFD) responded to Swift's Tribeca apartment at around 6pm (local time) after an emergency call was made to 911. The man was handcuffed and his duffel bag was searched, the website reported. The Daily Mail reported that the man was taken to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for psychiatric evaluation.

As of now it unclear whether the man was looking to gain access to the 26-year-old's apartment or was posing to be a threat to the singer's security. The Blank Space singer was not at her home when the incident took place. She was attending the 64th annual BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. At the award show, the singer won the Pop Songwriter of the Year and also the Taylor Swift Award, which is named in her honour.

This is not the first time that someone has been detained outside the singer's home. In February, a man was arrested near the 26-year-old's Los Angeles home after neighbours called the police when a stranger was spotted lurking around.

A few days later, another man had approached Swift's home demanding to meet her. The man claimed that he knew the singer and had worked in the past. However, when Swift's security was called in, the man quickly bolted.