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Bulls Hall-Of-Famer Scottie Pippen Suspected In Apparent Malibu Assault

MALIBU ( — Sheriff's investigators Monday interviewed former Chicago Bulls forward and NBA legend Scottie Pippen about an apparent altercation that took place over the weekend at a restaurant in Malibu, authorities said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call from a restaurant in the 22700 block of Pacific Coast Highway around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, according to deputies at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station.

A male adult who suffered a head injury in the alleged scuffle was subsequently transported to a local hospital for treatment. He was released Monday morning.

Witness statements indicate that Pippen was one of the combatants in the altercation and is currently a named suspect for a charge of assault with intent to commit great bodily injury, according to Sheriff's officials.

Pippen turned himself in for questioning at the Lost Hills Sheriff's station around 1 p.m., but was seen leaving approximately one hour later.

Pippen Altercation

Detectives said they want to ask witnesses further question prior to concluding their investigation.

No further information was immediately available.

Pippen, a six-time NBA champion and seven-time All-Star, is the only player to have twice won an NBA title and Olympic gold medal in the same year, accomplishing the feat in 1992 and 1996.

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