Janet Jackson Calls Police to Check on 1-Year-Old Son's Welfare While Child Is with His Father

Jackson Jackson called the police on Saturday to check on the welfare of her son Eissa Al Mana, PEOPLE has confirmed

Janet Jackson called the police on Saturday to check on the welfare of her son Eissa Al Mana, PEOPLE has confirmed.

The 17-month-old was with his father, Jackson’s estranged husband, Wissam Al Mana, at the Nobu hotel in Malibu, California, when Jackson called authorities around 10 p.m. on Saturday, a spokesperson for the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station said.

“Deputies were there [and] called to the scene. They decided the child was okay and they left,” the spokesperson told PEOPLE. Jackson, 52, was not at the hotel at the time, authorities confirmed.

TMZ reports Jackson told police she was worried Al Mana, 43, may have been using drugs around their son. “The concern was that his erratic behavior was tied to that,” a source told PEOPLE. However, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office told The Blast there “was zero suspicion of drugs being used,” and that the office was puzzled as to “why Jackson made the allegation.”

A rep for Al Mana did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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The pop star’s brother Randy Jackson told Entertainment Tonight — which first reported the news on Sunday — that Jackson was concerned after their nanny grew “terrified” by Al Mana’s behavior and “locked herself in a bathroom, so she could contact Janet.”

PEOPLE confirmed Jackson and Al Mana’s split in April 2017, about three months after Jackson gave birth to Eissa that January.

RELATED VIDEO: Janet Jackson Wants Son Eissa ‘To Have a Mother & a Father’ Amid Divorce Battle, Says Brother Randy

Jackson quietly married the Qatari businessman in 2012 and largely kept out of the spotlight during their time together.

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Speaking with Billboard for a cover story in May, the superstar opened up about how becoming a mom helped her find “peace” in life.

“Day after day and night after night, holding my baby in my arms, I am at peace,” she told the outlet. “I am blessed. I feel bliss. In those moments, all is right with the world.”

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