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Shia LaBeouf Arrested During NYC Protest

by Rachel McRady 12:51 AM PST, January 26, 2017
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Actor Shia LaBeouf was been arrested in New York City after allegedly attacking a 25-year-old male at a protest, a spokesperson for the NYPD confirms to ET.

The protest was taking place in front of the Museum of Moving Image in Queens, NY, where LaBeouf has been live streaming a “He Will Not Divide Us” art demonstration.

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According to the NYPD, “Shia took umbrage with this individual for whatever reason, pulling the scarf that was around his head and neck area and in the course of doing so, scratched his face. Shia also pushed this individual. This individual sustained visible injuries, scratches to his face.”

The unidentified male refused medical treatment and was not taken to the hospital, but LaBeouf was taken into custody for his alleged actions. It is unclear what the individual in question may have done to may have provoked LaBeouf.

On Thursday morning, ET confirmed with the Queens district attorney that LaBeouf was "released from police custody overnight," and received a D.A.T. (Desk Appearance Ticket). There was no arraignment or need to post bail, but he will have to report to court on April 7.

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The 30-year-old actor’s protest was in response to Donald Trump’s presidency, and his art installation at the museum is set live stream for the next four years. Other protesters gathered around the camera following LaBeouf’s arrest, chanting, “Free Shia, he will not divide us!”

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This article was updated with information about LaBeouf's release from jail on Jan. 26 at 7:42 a.m. Pacific.

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