8:20 AM PT -- We've learned the initial report to police was for a black male wearing all black, possibly armed with a gun in a parking garage. Law enforcement sources tell us ... when officers arrived they saw someone matching the description getting out of the SUV that was carrying Offset and co.
Police searched the vehicle and found 2 loaded handguns. All 4 people in the group, including Offset, were detained because no one copped to owning the guns. As we reported, 2 people were eventually booked for the firearms.
6:07 AM PT -- Offset was all smiles on his way out of jail after being detained for several hours. He told our camera it was a simple misunderstanding and cops had the wrong guy. Of course, when he was first placed in handcuffs, Offset was pissed ... but he says it's all loves with the cops and the city of L.A.
4:07 AM PT -- 1/30 -- Offset was released just before midnight after 2 of the folks detained admitted the guns found were theirs. One man was arrested for carrying a concealed firearm. The other was arrested for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.
9:39 PM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us they've recovered 2 guns and Offset and 3 others have been taken to the station for further questioning. No official arrests have been made.
Offsethas been detained by cops after a report of a person with a gun at an L.A. shopping center.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ a call came in just before 8 PM of a person with a gun inside the parking structure at The Grove shopping center. We're told the person who had the weapon allegedly fled the scene, and Offset and members of his entourage have been detained.
It is NOT clear if Offset or anyone he was with actually had a weapon, and police are currently investigating the situation.
In video -- obtained by TMZ -- Offset can be seen in a yellow hoodie asking officers why he's been cuffed ... the officer pushes the Migos rapper up against a wall.
We are told Offset is currently being held near the security station of The Grove.