Secret service agents flew into action over the weekend (09-10Aug14) after a stranger was spotted taking pictures outside a celebrity party close to the home of former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

The incident occurred on Sunday (10Aug14) when a man was seen taking pictures close to Harvey Weinstein's home in New York's The Hamptons where the movie mogul was hosting a star-studded screening of his latest film The Giver.

The house is next door to a property rented by the former U.S. leader and his family, and secret service agents issued an alert after the snapper was spotted in the woods.

The unnamed man was questioned by local police and later released.

A spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "An individual was observed between houses taking pictures of an adjacent property. They were stopped, and it was verified they were taking pictures of the other property. Local police were contacted as well. They were sent on their way with no charges."

Stars attending the party included Katie Holmes, Jeff Bridges, Jerry Seinfeld and Jon Bon Jovi, as well as Bill and Hillary Clinton and their pregnant daughter Chelsea.