One Direction's Louis Tomlinson Arrested in Airport Scuffle
A paparazzi photographer made a citizen's arrest in Los Angeles
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 4, 2017 12:41 PM CST
Louis Tomlinson of One Direction performs at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on in Los Angeles in 2015.   (Matt Sayles)

(Newser) – One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has been arrested for allegedly attacking a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport, an incident the singer's lawyer described as "provoked" by paparazzi. The AP reports the incident happened Friday after Tomlinson, arriving on a flight with his girlfriend, Eleanor Calder, asked a photographer to stop filming. After an alleged scuffle, the photographer made a citizen's arrest on Tomlinson.

Police responded and took Tomlinson into custody. He was later released, and a court date was set for March 29. Martin Singer, his lawyer, in a statement said the paparazzi "provoked and caused the altercation" and that Tomlinson came to his girlfriend's defense after she was being "attacked." One Direction, which formed in 2010, has had hits including Drag Me Down, Story of My Life, What Makes You Beautiful, Perfect, and Best Song Ever.

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