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Adam Lambert -- Accused of Battery

9/17/2010 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... the Miami Beach Police Department is now in the middle of a violent incident involving "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert ... after the alleged victim filed a police report.

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Law enforcement sources tell us the paparazzo seen grappling with Lambert on the beach yesterday walked into a Miami Beach police station around 10:30 PM last night and filed a report ... accusing the singer of misdemeanor battery.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, the victim claims Adam grabbed his backpack "where the camera was placed" ... and "wrestled [the photog] to the ground forcefully."

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One big problem -- in photos that were taken of the incident, the camera appears to be in the photog's hand ... not in his bag.

The police report also notes that the photog didn't sustain any "bruises or lacerations."

Cops tell detectives will decide if the case is worth turning over to the State's Attorney -- who will decide whether to prosecute Lambert.  If convicted, Lambert could face up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

After yesterday's clash -- Lambert went right to his Twitter account and posted, "I lost my temper for a sec but wow it felt great lol MIAMI!!!"

UPDATE: Lambert just tweeted, "Battery? Nope. I attempted to grab a camera, no punches were thrown and no one was on the ground.... It was literally harmless. If embarrassment is a crime- thats all I'm guilty of. "

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onepersone    

Adam Lambert'm also a celebrity is a person who is walking without everybody around him. one day it will die because everyone will be made around him and he will have more air.
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Britte    

Trash reporting about a slimey, s*** sucking 'razzi. Poor, poor put upon 'razzi. You showed the only picture in which the s*** sucking 'photographer' wasn't creepily smiling. Does he work for you?

1461 days ago
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Mike    

lol.. hm in the Police Do***ents is Adams height : 5´10 ??? wth he is 6´1-6´2 tall , i met him and he towered me (6´1) w

1453 days ago
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charlie r moffat    

holl im charlie and woude like to go on det withe me

1444 days ago
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Jacki    

What a load of codswallop. The photographer and the media blowing stuff up yet again. It's well-known how super-nice Adam has been to the paparazzi in extreme cir***stances in the past. So what if he tackled one of you pirhanas for once? He hardly looks like he's overly aggressive. Mountains.... molehills. Guys it's getting really old.

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