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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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what a fathead!! even if i had as much bank as he has i would never pay 2 mil on no dumb ass watch, i hope his fathead had enough sense to insure it cuz if he didn't he's f*****!! do some good with ur bank and help your community, like schools and programs to keep kids off the streets duh!!!!

1512 days ago


u boring mufuggaz need to start gettin some hobbies, and stop chasin celeb news. datz da reason y he can have a fuggin story over a 2 mil watch. ur keepin all da celebs paid. stop watchin thm and gt a life. all of u.

1511 days ago


God can help you to go over it and save your life. God's love can help you.

1478 days ago


Jesus is the only one who can help you overcome suicide and love life again.

1478 days ago

LSD Says    

There's nothing 2 worry about, I mean he did insure the watch..right??? I mean that's what a smart person with expensive items would do right?? His accountant would make sure that he pays his taxes & make sure he REPORTS his expensive watch that he received to the IRS so all he would have to pay is a small gift tax. But seriously, he had to have had the watch insured just in case it gets lost, stolen, or damage!!! Otherwise he would be a jackass!!

1376 days ago
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