An intruder has been arrested at Paris Hilton's home.

Police were called to the scene after a guard at the hotel heiress' Los Angeles property was attacked by the suspect, who had reportedly snuck past a security gate yesterday afternoon (12.10.10) and attempted to gain access to the house.

Mulholland Estates - the gated community where Paris lives - was then alerted to the scene when the intruder banged on the 29-year-old star's door.

Los Angeles Police Department officers promptly arrived at the property and arrested the man on suspicion of battery.

This isn't the first time Paris has been faced with an intruder at her home.

In August, 31-year-old Nathan Lee Parada was charged with attempted felony burglary after the socialite caught him attempting to break into her residence.

A spokesperson said at the time: "I can confirm that an armed man with two kitchen knives attempted to break in to Paris Hilton's home when she was sleeping. The security cameras and alarm system were alerted, and The Police immediately came to the house and arrested the intruder who was attempting to break a window when they arrived.

"Paris is naturally shaken by the events but is unharmed and well. She is very thankful to her security team and the police for their swift and diligent response."