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Michael Madsen Arrested for Alleged Child Cruelty

by LISA HIRSCH 8:24 AM PST, March 10, 2012
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Actor Michael Madsen was arrested in Malibu, Calif. on Friday on suspicion of cruelty to a child.

A representative for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says that Special Victims Bureau detectives are investigating allegations of physical abuse following an alleged altercation between Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, 24) and his teenage son.

Madsen, who was arrested around 2:15 p.m. Friday, allegedly appeared to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the arrest. Madsen's son did not require medical attention, and bail was set at $100,000.

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Madsen, the brother of Oscar nominee Virginia Madsen, has five sons, though it's unclear which son was involved in Friday's incident.

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