An eyewitness tells ET that the 24-year-old singer stepped in to stop a man who allegedly had his hands around a woman's neck at a private party held during Coachella on Saturday.
According to the eyewitness, Bieber pushed the man in question, and also punched him in the face to protect the woman.
“There was an argument between the gentleman who got punched and [the woman] because she was making out with this other guy and that argument escalated to the point where he had his hands around her neck,” the eyewitness says. “Justin Bieber saw [it] and that’s when he pushed the guy. [Bieber] ended up punching him in the face to protect this girl that was getting assaulted.”
The man who allegedly started the altercation was later asked to leave the party by the homeowner, the eyewitness adds.
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department tells ET that La Quinta police officers responded to the residence where the alleged battery occurred but were unable to locate any witnesses or evidence of a battery. Officers contacted the alleged victim -- who indicated that Bieber was involved -- but the person declined to press charges for the alleged battery, and had no visible injuries at the time of police contact. Therefore, no arrests were made.