Report: The Weeknd Arrested for Allegedly Punching a Cop

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Report: The Weeknd Arrested for Allegedly Punching a Cop

Singer taken into custody after Las Vegas brawl, released on bail.

Published January 12, 2015

What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay there.

According to TMZ, The Weeknd was arrested in Sin City Saturday (Jan. 10) for allegedly punching a cop. Authorities were called to break up the scene of a fight involving the 24-year-old singer inside the Cromwell Hotel at around 4:20 in the morning.

The Weeknd reportedly punched a police officer in the head after he was separated from the fight and put in an elevator. He was arrested for battery of a protected person and later freed on $2,000 bail, Rap-Up reports.

Following his release, The Weeknd Instagrammed a photo of himself walking towards a private plane with the caption “escaped from Vegas.”

The Canadian recording artist was in Las Vegas for a performance at Drai’s Nightclub.   

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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