Sean “Diddy” Combs was arrested Monday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on the UCLA campus, according to police.
Diddy was arrested about 12:30 p.m. at the Acosta Athletic Training Complex over an alleged assault involving a kettlebell, police said in a news release.
No one was seriously injured, police said. The charge is a felony, police said.
As of 6 p.m., Combs was still in UCLA police custody, said Nancy Greenstein, spokeswoman for university police. He was awaiting transport to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center.
A kettlebell is a round piece of weightlifting equipment with a handle, usually made of cast iron.
Diddy is expected to be taken to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center on Monday evening, police said.
The rapper’s son Justin is a defensive back on the UCLA Bruins football team
“I’m thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation,” Bruins head coach Jim Mora said in a statement. “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.”
“We are aware of the reports and are looking into the matter,” UCLA director of media relations Phil Hampton said.
Calls to Combs’ representatives for comment were not returned.
Diddy is one of two famous rap moguls with children playing football for the Bruins. Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell Broadus is also on the team.