Sean Combs also known as P.Diddy was arrested at the UCLA’s campus on Monday, accused of assaulting someone with a kettlebell at the university where his son plays football.
No one was seriously injured in the incident at the Acosta Athletic Training Complex on the University of California at Los Angeles campus, which took place around 12:30 p.m., said school spokesman Phil Hampton.
Officials did not disclose the alleged victim of the assault. But TMZ,which first reported the story, said P.Diddy scuffled with a coach during a practice session.
P.Diddy was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery, the university said.
Bond was set at $160,000 and P.Diddy will have to appear in court on July 13, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
Shortly before the incident, Combs, 45, posted a photo on his Facebook page of a father-son football game, with the caption, “WE WON! Happy Father’s Day.” It isn’t known when or where the photo was taken.
“I’m thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation,” UCLA 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.”
Here’s UCLA’s full statement:
Shortly after 12:30 p.m. today, Sean Combs (also known as P. Diddy) was arrested at UCLA’s Acosta Athletic Training Complex on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, which was a kettlebell. No one was seriously injured and UCPD is investigating. Combs is expected to be transported to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center later this evening.
The coach said the school won’t be commenting further as it lets the “the legal process run its course.