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Diddy Arrested At UCLA For Alleged Attack With Kettlebell

Sean "Diddy" Combs (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
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Sean "Diddy" Combs (who you might also know as P. Diddy, Puff Daddy and Puffy) was arrested by UCLA police today after an alleged attack involving a kettlebell weight. UCLA released a statement that said the 45-year-old hip-hop artist and rap mogul was arrested around 12:30 p.m. today at the campus' Acosta Athletic Training Complex on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon (the kettlebell). They added that nobody was seriously injured in the alleged attack.

While they didn't offer any more details about the incident, sources told TMZ that the arrest stemmed from a fight that took place inside the school's athletic facility. Combs apparently saw from the sidelines during a work-out session that the assistant coach was "screaming intensely" at his son, Justin Combs, who is a defensive back on UCLA's football team.

Combs went to talk to the assistant coach in his office and allegedly attacked him, sources told TMZ. The rapper apparently tried to phone police himself before the phone was grabbed out of his hand, and he was taken into custody for assault.

Football coach Jim Mora said in a statement: "I'm thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation. This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved. 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 will be transported to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Inmate Reception Center later tonight, according to UCLA.

Related: Diddy Claims He Wielded Kettlebell In Self Defense In UCLA Attack