Kanye West Allegedly Attacks Another Photographer, Paramedics Called to the Scene
UPDATE 6:14 PM PST: Celebuzz obtained an official statement from LAX police regarding the incident:
“Today at approximately 2:00 p.m., at the Tom Bradley International Terminal (on the arrival level curbside), Los Angeles Airport Police officers were flagged down by a citizen (photographer) who alleged that he was taking pictures of an individual when he was battered by the subject. The alleged subject was not at the location nor was he observed by officers at the scene. LAFD was notified, responded to the location and transported the victim to a local hospital for medical attention. A police report was taken by the Los Angeles Police Department and the investigation is ongoing.”
TMZ reports West was at LAX when a photographer began to ask him questions. It’s then that West allegedly attacked the man, punching him several times before he fell to the ground. Paramedics and police have been called to the scene.
According to a spokesperson with the agency the photographer is affiliated with, he is on his way to the hospital and was “quite shaken up.”
“When I asked him if he was alright, he said, yes, but I’m having pain in my hip,” the source told CB!
“I know the videographer personally and he is the least aggressive guy doing this job. You can also clearly see in the video that he was completely calm, telling Kanye at least three times that he didn’t want to fight and was simply trying to understand why Kanye is so upset at photographers,” added the source.
“As far as our agency goes, we were not involved and have no plan to file any complaint, we are just concerned for the shooter’s health at this point.”
West himself apparently left the scene.
According to TMZ, the photog was interviewed by police that have determined he was injured and he wants to press charges against the rapper. The report states the cops will hand the case over to the district attorney as a felony attempted robbery because the award-winning musician tried to take his camera.