Adam Levine assaulted; suspect in powdered-sugar bombing is arrested

Adam Levine is sugar-bombed while signing autographs for fans outside 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Adam Levine might sing about needing a little sweetness in his life, but a powdered-sugar bombing probably wasn't the way he wanted to get it.

The Maroon 5 singer had a lot of the white stuff hurled at him Wednesday evening outside the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show in Hollywood, where he'd just taped an appearance and was focused on signing autographs for a gaggle of fans.

Four people who were around him got hit with smaller doses of the sweet stuff, but Levine was clearly the target. Navid Farsi, 28, was immediately grabbed by show security, who per their protocol then notified the LAPD.

Farsi was arrested around 8 p.m. on suspicion of battery, L.A. Now reported. Sheriff's Department inmate records show him being held on $20,000 bail. A police spokesman told L.A. Now that the substance was indeed powdered sugar.

It's been only a month since Levine was attacked by a fan onstage while he was performing in Anaheim.

"It's just weird to be, like, in the moment, ya know? And you're singing, and your eyes are closed, and you have this beautiful moment. And then the next thing you know someone's ... in your face," the coach from "The Voice" told the audience after the woman was taken away by security. "It's super terrifying."

Because many of the people crowded around to see the singer Wednesday already had their cameras out, there are some close-up pictures of the assault to be found, as well as video from several angles.

It was unclear if the sugar-bombing was a protest -- a la Kim Kardashian's flour incident in 2012 -- or the work of a Sacha Baron Cohen-style prankster or inappropriately enthusiastic fan of Maroon 5's hit tune "Sugar."

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