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west hol­ly­wood, calif.» Los An­ge­les County sher­iff’s of­fi­cials are apol­o­giz­ing to Grammy-win­ning singer Wy­clef Jean, who was de­tained af­ter be­ing mis­taken for an armed rob­bery sus­pect.

Sher­iff’s of­fi­cials said Tues­day af­ter­noon that al­though they apol­o­gize for the in­con­ve­nience, Jean was stopped law­fully by deputies look­ing for a vi­o­lent armed rob­ber whose vic­tims de­scribed a sim­i­lar ve­hi­cle and ar­ti­cle of cloth­ing.

Jean posted a video of the en­counter on Twit­ter af­ter he was de­tained early Tues­day in West Hol­ly­wood.

The for­mer Fugees star said he tried to ex­plain that he wasn’t the sus­pect but was ig­nored and cuffed.

Au­thor­i­ties say Jean was a pas­sen­ger in a car that was nearly iden­ti­cal to a de­scrip­tion given by vic­tims of an armed rob­bery and was wear­ing sim­i­lar cloth­ing to that of the sus­pect.

Wy­clef Jean says he was un­fairly de­tained by au­thor­i­ties in Los An­ge­les County af­ter be­ing mis­taken for a rob­bery sus­pect.

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