Michael Jackson's children have been placed under extra security following an incident at their home yesterday (23.07.12).
After their father's siblings Jermaine, Randy and Janet reportedly tried to remove Prince Michael, 15, Paris, 14 and 10-year-old Blanket from their grandmother's home where they are being looked after by her nephew Trent, he has stepped up their protection.
A source told RadarOnline: ''After yesterday's debacle, Trent decided that Paris, Prince and Blanket needed extra protection from Jermaine, Randy and Janet. He doesn't want Michael's kids snatched from the home - so he's told security at the front gate to refuse entry to all that aren't invited.
''Trent also felt it was in the kids' best interests to make sure they have extra bodyguards with them at all times whenever they are out of the house.
''He's very concerned that an elaborate kidnap could be planned.''
Katherine's lawyer, Sandra L. Ribera, issued a statement today (24.07.12), confirming the incident at the California home.
She said: ''Jackson family members ambushed Katherine Jackson's home after their vehicle tore through security gates on the tails of the SUV containing Michael Jackson's children.''
Katherine is currently in Arizona with her daughter Rebbie although Trent reported her missing on Saturday (21.07.12).
Katherine was declared by police in Arizona to be safe and well at her Rebbie's home and family members have claimed they are worried about Trent's influence on her which is why they tried to remove the kids from his care.
The insider added: ''Randy was telling Prince Michael he had to leave with them and that he had a private jet chartered to take them all to Arizona to see Katherine. Prince firmly held his ground and told Randy he wasn't going anywhere with them.
''The security detail prevented the three of them from taking the kids out of state. The cops had to be called and Janet kept saying they had a legal right to be at the house when in fact they don't. The rental house is in the name of Michael Jackson's estate, so they were told to leave immediately.
''For the time being, they won't be allowed to come back to the rental house and guards at the security gate have been told under no circumstances are they to allow them in. Paris was absolutely hysterical and kept telling her uncles to just bring her grandmother home.''