Police searching for Travis Scott after rapper allegedly punched man

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Police say they are hoping to chat with Travis Scott after he was allegedly involved with a nightclub altercation.

Officers from the New York City Police Department responded to Club Nebula at about 3:25 a.m. March 1 after a sound engineer said "he was involved in a verbal dispute with" the rapper, according to a department statement obtained by NBC News.

The statement says the rapper was accused of escalating the dispute "into a physical altercation" before he allegedly "punched the victim with a closed fist on the left side of the face."

Travis was also accused of causing about $12,000 worth of damage to a speaker and a video screen before fleeing the scene, police said.

A spokesperson for the NYPD confirmed to news publications that a 52-year-old man was punched in the face and $12,000 in supplies were damaged. The spokesperson wouldn't identify the assailant or the alleged victim by name, but said no medical assistance was required.

In a statement to E! News, Travis' attorney Mitchell Schuster said he was confident his client would be cleared of any wrongdoing.

"While this is clearly a misunderstanding being blown out of proportion by clickbait and misinformation, we are actively working with the venue and law enforcement to resolve and set the record straight," Mitchell said. "We are confident our client will be cleared of any wrongdoing."