The Weeknd Arrested For Punching Las Vegas Police Officer

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What happens in Vegas tends to stay in Vegas, however not for our friend The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye.

Over the weekend (Jan. 10), Tesfaye has arrested for allegedly punching a Las Vegas Police Officer in the head inside of the Cromwell Hotel. The incident reportedly began around 4 a.m. yet it remains unclear whether the altercation began as physical or verbal, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department public information officer Laura Meltzer.

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When additional law enforcement arrived and attempted to separate Mr. Tesfaye and the Vegas officer, witnesses say that Tesfaye delivered a closed fisted punch to the side of the officer’s head. Tesfaye was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery of a protected person.

Saturday night he took to his Instagram and posted a picture of him walking to his private jet, caption being: “Escaped From Las Vegas.”

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