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What kind of monster would attack Justin Bieber? It's like attacking a baby bunny or a cute little kitten! As it turns out, a plainclothes police officer concerned for the singer's safety would.
On Thursday, ABC News reported that Bieber had been jumped by an unidentified male while greeting fans outside the iconic Herald Square Macy's in New York City. But police now tell TMZ that the man who climbed over a metal barrier and tackled Biebs was an undercover cop who thought the singer was in danger of being trampled by the frantic crowd.
Here's what went down: At Macy's to promote the launch of his new fragrance, Someday, Bieber was outside greeting the crowd of around 100 fans (most of whom hadn't gotten tickets to the in-store event), when a man jumped the barrier and knocked him to the ground. One of Bieber's security guards quickly intervened, pulling the man off the singer.
According to the police, the man immediately identified himself as an undercover officer, but one of Justin's security guards wasn't convinced. The guard wouldn't back down, and so police took him into custody and cited him for disorderly conduct.
Things have been straightened out now, though, and Bieber doesn't seem to be sweating the incident much. As his rep told People, "This was a momentary, well-intentioned misunderstanding that was quickly resolved, and the event went very well."