Suge Knight In Armed Standoff With LAPDBy: Val Powell - December 1, 2013
Former rap mogul, Marion ‘Suge’ Knight, was pulled over by police with guns drawn on Friday afternoon. Apparently, the LAPD thought he was an assault suspect, but it later emerged that he was wrongfully mistaken.
The former boss and friend to rapper, Tupac Shakur, was in the middle of an armed standoff with law enforcement agents in Los Angeles following an assault report.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the LAPD had received a report of an assault that took place Friday afternoon and the suspect was reported to have matched Knight’s description. As a result, Knight was pulled over by the police who jumped out of their patrol cars with their guns drawn.
Suge Knight is no stranger to legal battles. The ‘Death Row Records‘ boss has been arrested several times for drug and assault charges and has served prison time. When pulled over, he agreed to go to the police station where he explained that he wasn’t the man being sought.
Sources told TMZ that the police now believe that the initial report of an assault involving Mr. Knight was false. Although he was released, sources close to the hip hop executive say that he is very rattled by the incident. Knight is now considering filing a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department as a result of the misunderstanding. He is currently serving 3 years of unsupervised probation for driving with an invalid license. Earlier in 2012, he had been arrested after police found marijuana in his car.
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