By TEMILADE ENIOLA
In what was termed as an assault offence, hip-hop music mogul, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs was arrested on Monday on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles where his son is in the American football team.
Combs, 45, was arrested at UCLA’s Acosta Athletic Training Complex on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon shortly after 12:30pm, according to a statement from campus police, and held at the jail on the west Los Angeles college campus after the incident.
Authorities said the rapper would be moved to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department later on Monday.
Officers said the weapon involved was a kettlebell, which is used by athletes in weight training.
No one was seriously injured and campus police were investigating. Officials did not identify the victim of the assault, or say what led to it.
Celebrity website TMZ.com, citing unnamed sources, said Combs was involved in an argument with an American football team coach at the campus’s athletic facility.
Combs’s son Justin Combs is a redshirt junior defensive back on the UCLA football team, which has been practising on campus. He has played in just a handful of games in his three years with the team.
Football coach Jim Mora thanked his staff in the statement for their professionalism in handling the situation.
“This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved,” Mr Mora said. “While UCPD continues to review this matter, we will let the legal process run its course and refrain from further comment at this time.”
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Combs’ representatives did not immediately respond to requests for details or comment.
Combs, also known as Puff Daddy, is a hip hop artist, actor, entrepreneur and founder of Bad Boy Records. As of 2014, Forbes magazine listed his earnings at $60 million.