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Former rap magnate Marion 'Suge' Knight held by L.A. police for allegedly brandishing weapon [Updated]

May 20, 2010 |  8:01 am

Former rap music magnate Marion “Suge” Knight was being detained Thursday by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery and Homicide Division for allegedly brandishing a weapon, authorities said.

Knight, 45, was behind the wheel of a white Cadillac Escalade when he was pulled over at 12:30 a.m. in Gardena. Officials at the Southwest Division station said Knight was brought to the station around 12.40 a.m., but had since been transported downtown.

Details were sketchy, but officials said Knight had brandished a weapon at a man Wednesday night in South Los Angeles. Investigators said they were looking for Knight after the man accused him of robbery.

[Updated at 8:32 a.m.: Police say he was arrested at 147th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard in Gardena, but that the alleged altercation took place in Los Angeles. He was also booked for allegedly driving with a suspended license. He has been released on bail.]

-- Richard Winton and Ann M. Simmons