Puerto Rico police arrest reggaeton star Don Omar

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FILE - In this April 25, 2013 file photo, Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar receives his tenth award at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Authorities said in a statement that 36-year-old William Omar Landron Rivera was detained early Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at a house in the northern coastal Puerto Rican town of Vega Alta. Authorities said he is suspected of threatening his 26-year-old partner. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
Don Omar and Natty Natasha are congratulated by the audience after receiving their third award at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla., Thursday April 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Puerto Rican reggaeton singer-rapper Don Omar, center left, performs with Dominican pop singer Natti Natasha at the Soberano Awards ceremony in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Tuesday, April 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz)
FILE - In this April 9, 2013 file photo, Puerto Rico reggaeton singer-rapper Don Omar performs during the Soberano Awards ceremony in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Don Omar has been nominated 18 times for the upcoming Billboard Latin Music Awards in 16 categories, including song and artist of the year. The award ceremony will be held April 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz, File)
Puerto Rico reggaeton singer-rapper Don Omar performs during the Soberano Awards ceremony in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Tuesday, April 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz)
Puerto Rican reggaeton singer-rapper Don Omar talks to a reporter in Miami, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Don Omar is the is the leading finalist in the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Singer Don Omar, center, gets helps in holding his eight awards from singer Akon, left, and an unidentified woman during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Thursday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
FILE - This April 26, 2012 file photo shows Don Omar performing during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. After leading the 2012 list of finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards with 16 finalist nods, Don Omar returns in 2013 with 18 nods, including Artist of the Year; Social Artist of the Year and Streaming Artist of the Year. Following with 12 nods is bachata star Romeo Santos, while urban duo Wisin & Yandel and the late Jenni Rivera are tied with 11 nods each. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Don Omar poses with his eight awards including Song of the Year, during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Thursday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Don Omar performs Thursday, April 23, 2009, at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeffrey M. Boan)
Reggaeton musician Don Omar, left, poses with television personality Jackie Guerrido, right, on the red carpet at the Premio Lo Nuestro Latin Music Awards in Miami Thursday, Feb.21, 2008. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Don Omar is interviewed in the Queens of New York on Saturday, April 28, 2007. He served as one of three judges for the national talent search for a recreation of the popular and wildly successful Latin pop group Menudo. New York was the last stop in a four city tour of tryouts. MTV Tr3' has recorded the many auditions and will broadcast the selection of seven finalists on May 12, 2007. (AP Photo/Rick Maiman)
Singer Don Omar shows off his award for the Reggeaton Album of the Year at the Billboard Latin Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Thursday April 26, 2007. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Reggaeton star Don Omar arrives at the Billboard Latin Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Thursday April 26, 2007. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Left to right, Yandel, Don Omar, and Wisin arrive for the Latin Grammy Awards in New York, on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)
Raggaeton star Don Omar poses backstage at the 6th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Don Omar performs at Madison Square Garden in New York early Saturday, April 16, 2005. (AP Photo/Chad Rachman)
Puerto Rican singer Don Omar poses on the red carpet as he arrives at Premio Lo Nuestro, a Latin music award show Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Reggaeton artist, Don Omar, performs at the Megaton 2004 concert at New York's Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004. (AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek)
Reggaeton singer Don Omar of Puerto Rico poses on his arrival at Island Def Jam Music Group's post MTV's Video Music Awards party at Mansion in the South Beach area of Miami Beach, Fla., early Monday morning, Aug. 29, 2005. (AP Photo/Jesus Aranguren)
Puerto Rico's singer Don Omar performs during the International Song Festival in Vina del Mar, Chile, Monday, Feb. 26, 2007. (AP Photo/Santiago Llanquin)
Puerto Rico's singer Don Omar performs during the International Song Festival in Vina del Mar, Chile, Monday, Feb. 26, 2007. (AP Photo/Santiago Llanquin)
Judges Johnny Wright, left, Laura B, center, and Don Omar, right sit at their table in the Queens borough of New York on Saturday, April 28, 2007. They reviewed the auditions of contestants on this leg in the national talent search for a recreation of the popular and wildly successful Latin pop group Menudo. New York was the last stop in a four city tour of tryouts. MTV Tr3' has recorded the many auditions and will broadcast the selection of seven finalists on May 12, 2007. (AP Photo/Rick Maiman)
Don Omar, left, and Lucenzo, right, accept an award for Song of the Year during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla., Thursday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Don Omar and Natti Natasha perform during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla., Thursday April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
In this film publicity image released by Universal Pictures, Don Omar is shown in a scene from "Fast Five." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Jaimie Trueblood)
Don Omar performs Thursday, April 23, 2009, at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeffrey M. Boan)
Dom Omar of Puerto Rico poses on the red carpet as he arrives for the Premio lo Nuestro Latin Music Awards in Miami Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Reggaeton star Don Omar, of the group Luny Tunes, performs during the 6th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar was arrested Wednesday in the U.S. territory on suspicion of domestic violence.

Authorities said in a statement that 36-year-old William Omar Landron Rivera was detained early Wednesday at a house in the northern coastal town of Vega Alta. Authorities said he is suspected of threatening his 26-year-old partner.

No charges had been filed, but police Lt. Aimee Alvarado told reporters that an investigation is ongoing and that officers were following up on previous reports of domestic violence. She said Don Omar's partner was cooperating in the investigation.

One of the singer's attorneys, Edwin Prado, spoke briefly to reporters and said that Don Omar was surprised by the arrest.

"Any type of criminal allegation is detrimental to a public figure," he said.

Publicist Sujeylee Sola said she didn't have immediate comment on the arrest when reached by phone.

Some fans of Don Omar left messages of support on his Facebook page.

Don Omar won 10 awards last year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. He has also appeared in several movies, including "Fast & Furious" in 2009.

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