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Neighbor accuses Bieber of 'battery and threats'

By Alan Duke, CNN
March 27, 2013 -- Updated 0702 GMT (1502 HKT)
Justin Bieber walks on a beach in Panama on Saturday, January 25, two days after he was charged in Miami with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license. The pop star is accompanied by his new girlfriend, model Chantel Jeffries, who is wearing the orange bikini. Justin Bieber walks on a beach in Panama on Saturday, January 25, two days after he was charged in Miami with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license. The pop star is accompanied by his new girlfriend, model Chantel Jeffries, who is wearing the orange bikini.
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Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber
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Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: Bieber source: "They exchanged words," but there was no physical contact
  • A neighbor calls deputies about Bieber Tuesday morning
  • Investigators are looking at witness statements to decide whether Bieber should be charged
  • Bieber lives in an exclusive community near Michael Jackson's children

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Justin Bieber's neighbor accused the singer of "battery and threats" after a confrontation outside his California home Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies were called to Bieber's gated neighborhood in Calabasas at 9 a.m. by the neighbor, who is not being named, according to sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore.

But a member of the singer's security personnel said there was no physical contact.

"The neighbor went onto Justin's property. They exchanged words. The neighbor has had issues before," the source said.

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Bieber, 19, moved into a $6.5 million mansion in The Oaks of Calabasas a year ago. The exclusive community is also home to Michael Jackson's mother and his three children.

Investigators are sorting through witness statements to decide whether charges should be filed against Bieber, Whitmore said.

Bieber had just returned to his California home Tuesday morning after performing in Europe.

The singer's representatives did not immediately respond to CNN calls for comment.

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CNN's Jane Caffrey and KJ Matthews contributed to this report.

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