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It turns out Tupac Shakur is not dead-he’s been living in Tennessee.
A man by the name of Tupac A. Shakur — who, in spite of its name, it is not to be confused with the long-dead rap legend — was arrested this weekend after allegedly threatening police with a knife.
Johnson City police officers responded to a call Saturday about a 40-year-old Shakur, who had active warrants for his arrest and of any other department, according to a news release. When officers arrived on the scene, they said Shakur’s leaving in a car.
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The police have tracked the vehicle and eventually attempted to apprehend Shakur, however, he turned away and reached for his waistband, according to police. Shakur then allegedly turned in the direction of the officers with a knife in his hand, and before the police were able to wrestle him to the ground. After a brief struggle, officers took Shakur in prison, the news release stated.
Shakur shares the same name, for his middle initial, with the late rap legend, Tupac Shakur.
Washington County Detention Center)
The police said they also found a syringe and several baggies of methamphetamine, on Shakur.
Shakur was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, simple possession of meth, and unlawful drug paraphernalia. He was being held in the Washington County Detention Center on an $ 18,000 bond.
A stop Monday in Washington County General Sessions Court.
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Shakur shares the same name and even a middle initial to the end by the rapper, who was gunned down in Las Vegas on Sept. 13, 1996, at the age of 25. The police’s press release, it repeatedly uses the “Tupac Shakur” as a 40-year-old is the official name of it, but it is unclear whether or not he has legally changed his name at some point, or if so, what would be a remarkable coincidence, he happened to be the name given at birth, but it would take a couple of years before, the rapper rose to prominence.
After the rapper’s death, the conspiracy theories arose claiming that Shakur was in fact alive.