April 25, 2014 7:55 am

Bieber detained by authorities at LAX

Justin Bieber, pictured in April 2014.

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TORONTO — Canadian pop star Justin Bieber was detained at the Los Angeles airport Thursday upon his return from a trip abroad.

The 20-year-old singer arrived on a flight from Singapore and was held for secondary questioning — standard practice for non-citizens with open criminal cases seeking to enter the U.S. — by Customs and Border Patrol officers.

Bieber was released after about four hours.

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The superstar had been in Asia with his mother.

In January, Bieber was detained by U.S. Customs in New Jersey after arriving on a private jet from Toronto. Last November he was briefly detained by authorities at an airport in Australia after he used expletives during a search.

Bieber is facing charges of DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license in Miami Beach and a charge of assault in Toronto.

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