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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.

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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I smell another reality show coming!

1499 days ago


If this story is remotely true I think he was more distraught over having someone he trusted betray him rather than the actual watch itself. Either way, no reason to kill himself...he must have already been depressed and this tipped him over the edge. It sucks to have someone you think genuinely care about you steal from you. Timbo needs to get over it, continue to make money and beats like he always has and send the loser who stole from him to jail for felony grand theft.

1499 days ago


Its just a new trend in PR. Make believe your going to kill yourself and get a lot of PR. Owen Wilson, Fantasia B., Timberland, and the list goes on. Only way to top it now is to stand on top of a highrise and threaten to jump, top of the world ma!

1499 days ago


You think he was singing...."I'm outta time and all I got is 4 minutes, reaky reaky 4 minutes."

1499 days ago


Timbaland it's called INSURANCE..get some!

1499 days ago


man you guys are dumb. nowhere did it say he was actually suicidal over this. it was his family that came to that conclusion just because they couldnt contact him. no doubt he was distressed but he was evaluated and determined to be no threat to himself. his family was wrong so quit saying he was suicidal over an expensive watch

1499 days ago


Anyone that owns a 2 mil watch deserves to be robbed. Ridiculous!

1499 days ago


He11 no he wasn't going to kill himself over the Dang watch! He was on his way to kill the person who stole it, but his wife didn't want to say that to the police so she told them she thought he might be planning to hurt himself...

1499 days ago


@45 Philly, good point!

1499 days ago

Damenia Smith    

I dont think its the fact of the watch itself but the point where he thinks it was someone he trusted.....He tried to kill himself once before. He did and interview about it. I think the wife did the right thing because if someone have tried to commit suicide once the will more than likely try again if the fall into depression or whatever. I mean maybe alot of stars and regular ppl will be here today if someone (i.e, like tim's wife) would have paid more attention. Hell bottomline she was worried!

1499 days ago


If this is true then what a huge baby! First of all, what kind of moron buys a watch worth 2 million? Second of all, what kind of little bi tch tries to kill himself over a stupid watch? Wow, absolutely no respect anymore for this loser.

1499 days ago


If this is true then what a huge baby! First of all, what kind of moron buys a watch worth 2 million? Second of all, what kind of little bi tch tries to kill himself over a stupid watch? Wow, absolutely no respect anymore for this loser.

1499 days ago


man, f-ya'll! if YOU had the money trust, u'd be buying stuff like that too! i would! i ain't gonna front and judge. and how do u know he ain't already giving to charities?? man, u a bunch of haters jealous of someone else's success!

timbo's one of the dopest producers of our time and can buy whatever the hell he wants! he worked for's his money...don't hate cuz u aint him!

1499 days ago


"paramedics determined Timbaland was not a threat to himself and left".
As usual everyone seems to be leaving this part out. This story just doesn't make sense at all. TMZ you should have gotten your facts straight before you posted this.

Its been 9 YEARS since AALIYAH passed away!!! R.I.P BabyGirl :'(

1499 days ago


Word to your baby mama douche bag..........

1499 days ago
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