According to TMZ, witnesses saw the photog blocking Bieber’s car as he was trying to leave. The alleged altercation then occurred after the singer reportedly got out of his vehicle and confronted the man.
The photographer, however, wasn’t smiling after the alleged assault when he called 911.
The photographer complained of pain to his chest and was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released, officials said.
A rep for Bieber declined the Daily News’ request for comment.