Friday, 17 September 2010

Russell Brand arrested at airport after 'attacking photographer'


By Daily Mail Reporter

Caught on camera: Russell Brand seen here apparently lashing out at a photographer at Los Angeles LAX Airport today

Russell Brand has been arrested for battery at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) after allegedly attacking a photographer.

The British funnyman was traveling with fiance Katy Perry when he became irate with a photographer and struck him.

According to U.S. reports, another photographer made a citizens arrest on the 35-year-old before airport police stepped in.

'Give me a break': Seen here minutes before the alleged attack with girlfriend Katy Perry

Los Angeles Airport Police spokesman Belinda Nettles said: 'About 1:50 pm today, Los Angeles Airport Police responded to Terminal 5 to a report of a battery involving a celebrity and a commercial photographer.

'The victim involved placed the suspect Russell Brand under private person's arrest.

'Airport Police took the suspect into custody for Penal Code Section 242 - battery.

'He will be booked at the LAPD Pacific Division station.'

After the arrest police were seen taking their own pictures of the alleged victim, who appeared to have a bruise on the left side of his face.

Grim-faced: Russell Brand is taken away to be booked at LAPD's Pacific Station after being arrested for battery

Aborted journey: The couple are pictured here together on an escalator looking a little down in the dumps before the alleged skirmish with photographers

source: dailymail

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