Actor-comedian Russell Brand has been arrested following a clash with a photographer in Los Angeles.
The 35-year-old Briton was taken into custody at Los Angeles International Airport for a misdemeanour charge of simple battery with bail set at 20,000 US dollars (£13,000), according to police.
The victim, a paparazzo who was not identified, placed Brand under citizen’s arrest, said airport police spokeswoman Belinda Nettles.
Brand was later released from custody, said Nettles.
The alleged attack involving the two-time MTV Video Music Awards host and 'Get Him to the Greek' star was first reported by TMZ, the celebrity gossip website.
It posted video of the row that happened as Brand and his fiancée, California Gurls singer Katy Perry, were surrounded by paparazzi as they entered the terminal that houses Delta.
Brand’s publicists did not immediately reply to messages seeking comment.
The comedian, who in the past has sought treatment for drug addiction and sex addiction, is next set to star as Trinculo in a version of 'The Tempest' and the title character in a remake of 'Arthur'.