LL Cool J takes down intruder at his home

LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 18: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Rapper/actor LL Cool J performs his song, "Mama Said Knock You Out" with boxer Evander Holyfield in the background at the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala" celebrating Muhammad Ali's 70th birthday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena February 18, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event benefits the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive) Ethan Miller

LL Cool J performs his song, "Mama Said Knock You Out", with boxer Evander Holyfield in the background at the Keep Memory Alive foundation gala Feb. 18, 2012, in Las Vegas.
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(CBS News) LL Cool J stars as a special agent on CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles" but who knew he fought real-life crimes too?

Watch: LL Cool J on "NCIS: Los Angeles"

TMZ reports that the actor/rapper fought off a burglary suspect inside his Studio City, Calif., home early Wednesday morning.

Los Angeles police officials told KCBS-TV in Los Angeles that a call came in around 1 a.m. from a female who said someone had broken into her house. She told a 911 operator that her father was with the prowler downstairs.

According to TMZ, when LL Cool J, 44, heard "commotion" downstairs, he went to check it out - only to find an intruder in his home. He detained the suspect until police showed up to the scene to make the arrest on suspicion of burglary.

Police say the man had minor bruises, while LL Cool J wasn't hurt in the incident, reports The Associated Press. No items were stolen.

The new season of "NCIS: Los Angeles" premieres Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

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