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Timbaland -- Cops APB: 'Possible Suicide Attempt'

8/25/2010 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Timbaland was the subject of a manhunt yesterday after his family believed he was so distraught over the theft of a $2 million piece of jewelry he might harm himself ... this according to law enforcement sources.

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According to sources, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department put out a "possible suicide attempt" APB just before 5 PM PT yesterday.  A helicopter and squad cars went on the hunt for the rapper/producer's Escalade.

Here's what we're told happened ... Timbaland was on the phone earlier in the day with his brother-in-law ... deeply upset about something.  We're told one of the things that was eating at him was a theft at his Malibu residence a day before.  Someone had stolen a crazy expensive Jacob & Co. watch -- valued at $2 million -- and Timbaland suspected it might have been someone he trusted.

Timbaland left his home yesterday and began driving.  Family members couldn't locate him, became extremely worried and called the Sheriff's Department.

We're told the helicopter located the Escalade, ground crews pulled Timbaland over and began talking to him.  At some point they put Timbaland in a patrol car and took him to his residence, where they continued speaking with him and family members.

Deputies called for paramedics to come and evaluate Timbaland.  After the evaluation, paramedics determined Timbaland was not a threat to himself and left. 

We're told the Sheriff's Department is investigating the theft of Timbaland's jewelry and they have possible suspects.

Timbaland's rep could not be reached for comment.

0825_timbaland_small_audioUPDATE: Timbaland just called into Ryan Seacrest's radio show, and confirmed someone stole something from him and that he was upset about it ... but says there was definitely no suicide attempt.

Timbaland said he simply took a drive to clear his head, when someone got a little too worried about him and called the cops.



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Synergy_from_AUSTRALIA    


Ummm... Who really cares????

1528 days ago
2.

Janet    

Timba, 2-million dollars is SO not worth your life! It's just a material item that's SO not important in life!

Get a grip man!

1528 days ago
3.

sav    

What a waste of Police time and effort, not to mention the Paramedics! That's what you get for buying a fuggin watch that's worth more than your life.

1528 days ago
4.

J9    

Dumbass. Just Dumbass. Oh wait, one more thing. . . Dumbass!

1528 days ago
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Synergy_from_AUSTRALIA    

What a foo!

1528 days ago
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truth    

THATS WHAT THIS DUMB A$$ CLOWN GETS.2 MILLION FOR A WATCH MAN I HATE RAPPERS WHO BLOW MONEY ON DUMB **** MAKE ROOM. MC HAMMER THERE IS ANOTHER DUMB A$$ ON THE WAY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

1528 days ago
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BallaBlocka    

Damn, Timbaland been listening to too many of those crazy ass beats in his songs, if his ass really tried to kill himself over getting jewelry stolen.....Fool values material stuff that much?!? Really?!?

1528 days ago
8.

Aaron    

Stay strong Timba!! You make some of the hottest beats in the game... Dont let them haters bring you down.

1528 days ago
9.

truth    

OH YEAH CAN YOU SAY JUICE HEAD SAY HI TO JOSE CANSECO FOR ME YOU LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!1

1528 days ago
10.

lili    

These fools can't help their communities. Instead of building schools and wearing a nice 2000 dollar watch, like a Rolex, they are stupid enough to spend that much loot on a watch.

Idiots.

Next time, build a school with that money, and help people to better themselves.

1528 days ago
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Majestik    

Does he have a new CD coming out that needs publicity?

1528 days ago
12.

nanunanu    

He was going to off himself over his bling?? What an arsehole

1528 days ago
13.

rene    

Are yous on this site atheist? mabe Timbaland was praying. That's one of the things i like about the black race they are not trying to get In God we trust off our money or have the 10 commandments taken down or the 3 crosses taken down or prayer taken out of schools (by the way those names on the petitions were fictitious names) , so if that is the case why is prayer not back in school? madalyn o'harea is dead she died like Jezebel her head was decapitated .

1528 days ago
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shae    

Distraught over a 2 million dollar piece of jewelry? Stupid. I stress over how to even pay the bills, and keep food on the table for my kids. All these celebrities dont realize how they have it. Then take advantage of their blessings. Come live in my "real" world.

1528 days ago
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SWAT    

When you are in that industry, there are sharks everywhere. It takes alot to trust someone. The report said he thought the watch was stolen by someone he trusts. So, just maybe it wasn't about the 'watch' itself but the fact he trusted someone and they betrayed him. It could have been the straw that broke the camel's back. I am sure there is alot more to this story that isn't being told (nor is it anyone's business but his and his family). Much love and respect!!

1528 days ago
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