Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Canadian R&B Singer The Weeknd Arrested In Vegas For Punching Police Officer

ET- R&B artist The Weeknd was arrested in Las Vegas on Saturday for allegedly punching a police officer.

Authorities say the Canadian singer (born Abel Tesfaye) was detained after being involved in a 4am fight inside the Cromwell Hotel. After the scuffling parties were separated, A police officer pulled Tesfaye into an elevator, only to receive a blow to the head.

The alleged punch resulted in Tesfaye being taken to jail, where he was charged with battery of a protected person. Shortly after posting bail, he uploaded a photo to Instagram (below) with the caption, "Escaped from Las Vegas."

The 24-year-old Toronto native rose to international fame last fall courtesy of Love Me Harder, a chart-topping duet with Ariana Grande.

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