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LL Cool J

TAKES DOWN

Intruder in His House

8/22/2012 4:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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1:30 PM PT
-- Police say LL Cool J will NOT be charged with assault after the incident.

8:53 AM PT --
LL beat the living CRAP out of the intruder ... who's being described as a transient ... reportedly breaking the man's nose and jaw.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the suspect is currently hospitalized and being treated for his injuries. Officials believe the man may suffer from mental issues.

7:30AM PT 
-- A rep confirms LL Cool J is safe and unharmed. As for the personal beating LL put on the intruder -- the rep would only say, "He is committed to keeping his family safe and is cooperating with authorities."

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LL Cool J
came face-to-face with a burglary suspect in his home, and took the guy down with his own hands early this morning ... TMZ has learned.

According to law enforcement sources ... the suspect entered LL's Los Angeles area house around 2AM, but unfortunately for him the actor/rapper/badass was home.

We're told LL heard some commotion downstairs, went to check it out ... and found the intruder.

Sources say the intruder had tripped LL's alarm system, but the "NCIS Los Angeles" star -- who is a physical beast -- decided to go hand-to-hand combat on the dude ... and managed to detain him until LAPD arrived a few minutes later to make the arrest.

We're told LL is okay, but the suspect -- who will be booked for burglary -- suffered a few bruises.

Mama said knock you out.

143 COMMENTS

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16.

tygrlili    

Awesome! And very thankful he wasn't hurt. Glad this story had a good ending (at least for LL anyway).

690 days ago
17.

Meanie    

Yeah baby! I like this guy!

690 days ago
18.

BellaJ    

That's why the ladies love cool James! <3

690 days ago
19.

MarieD1969    

I met him in a restaurant in Manhattan, Really nice guy! He asked us to sit down, offered some of his food, signed autographs and was so genuine. He trains alot, so the idiot burglar had it coming!

690 days ago
20.

ktsashirts    

Funniest article I've ever read from TMZ. lol.

690 days ago
21.

LittleBIt    

WAY TO GO L.L.!!!!! Awsome! What a man, what a man, what a man . . . what a mighty good man.

690 days ago
22.

Rude Boy    

The dude didn't even have enough sense to leave after the alarm was tripped? He deserved getting his ass beat for that stupidity alone, never mind the attempted burglary. And to top it off, he got his 15 minutes of fame on the bad side of a beat down by LL Cool J. Oh, I needed a laugh! Team Cool J! ;)

690 days ago
23.

Dave    

Who was this idiot? I take it he has not seen LL ever?

690 days ago
24.

CaMeO    

BEWARE OF OWNER

690 days ago
25.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

The intruder Needed Love. Unfortunately, LL is only into women.

690 days ago
26.

Violette-Blue    

I always loved LL He's talente in both music and tv/movies, seems like a genuine wonderful human being, happily married with children. Mamma said knock you out is right! This guy is all around amazing.

690 days ago
27.

ragu4u    

What up wit dat pic? He got mo chins den a Chinese phone book!

690 days ago
28.

jokerchick    

lol, good job

690 days ago
29.

az_barbie66    

I love LL - he is just badass....and hot to boot.

690 days ago
30.

RISKI RAT    

WHAT THEIR NOT TELLING YOU, IS THE FACT THAT THEY KNEW EACH OTHER AND THE SUPPOSED BURGLAR WAS JUST TRYING TO RETRIEVE HIS "BARRY MANILOW" CD'S THAT LL PROMISED TO RETURN AFTER HE USED THEM AT A BIG SHINDIG HE WAS THROWING FOR ALL HIS FRIENDS.

690 days ago
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