LL Cool J plays a special agent on "NCIS: Los Angeles," and now he's caught an actual bad guy, The Associated Press reports.

The rapper, 44, struggled with and subdued a suspected burglar early Wednesday morning at his home in the Studio City area of Los Angeles, police said. He was not hurt.

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Police got a 911 call shortly before 1 a.m. from someone who said her father had spotted an intruder in their home and was holding him downstairs.

"There was a prowler at his residence whom he confronted in the kitchen . . . There was a physical confrontation briefly between the two of them," LAPD spokesman Richard French said.

A 58-year-old man was taken to the hospital and was expected to be arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Early police information said the man received minor bruises. However, the Los Angeles Times cited police sources as saying the suspect received a broken nose and jaw in a "knockdown, drag-out" fight.