Authorities say DMX, the rapper and actor, has been arrested on charges that he and another man tried to steal a car in a parking lot at JFK Airport.
Police say DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, and Jackie Hudgins were arrested Thursday night after officers at the airport interrupted a dispute between the two and another man whose car they allegedly tried to steal.
Port Authority police spokesman Tony Ciavolella says a preliminary investigation indicated that Simmons may have identified himself as a federal agent.
No one was hurt and no weapons were recovered, according to Ciavolella.
Authorities say Simmons and Hudgins are facing charges of attempted robbery, criminal impersonation and criminal mischief.
Simmons had a prior brush with the law five years ago.
He was fined and ordered to make public service announcements for the Humane Society after police found pipes for smoking crack, a pistol and 13 pit bulls at his home in Teaneck, New Jersey, in 1999.
Simmons pleaded guilty to animal cruelty, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia in that case.
DMX has acted in films including "Romeo Must Die," "Exit Wounds" and "Cradle 2 The Grave."