by Max Brantley
It's a long way from Hamburg.
UPDATE: TMZ says Pippen has been arrested for felony assault.
TMZ broke the story ... Pippen allegedly brutalized an autograph seeker outside Nobu restaurant Sunday night. The man was knocked out after Pippen allegedly punched him in the face and kicked him repeatedly,
UPDATE II: TMZ now says its earlier report was incorrect. Pippen has NOT been arrested.
Scottie Pippen has just been interviewed by police in connection with his alleged fight with an autograph seeker in Malibu last night, TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us, Pippen contacted authorities in Malibu moments ago. We're told police decided against arresting Pippen after speaking with him. The investigation is ongoing.
We had previously been told by law enforcement officials that Pippen had been arrested. That was not the case.