After an altercation at Los Angeles International Airport last night, police arrested former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson.
After the altercation, airport security placed Tomlinson under citizen's arrest until the authorities arrived. He was then taken into custody by the Los Angeles Police Department and charged with simple battery. The charge is a misdemeanor.
"The paparazzi provoked and caused the altercation that occurred with Louis at the airport this morning," Tomlinson's lawyer, Martin Singer, said in a statement. "This is not the first or last time that a paparazzi has created an altercation with a celebrity. While the altercation was going on with the paparazzi, three other individuals were attacking his girlfriend during this incident and he came to her defense."