One Direction's Louis Tomlinson arrested in America after an "altercation"

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One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has been arrested in America following an airport scuffle.

The former X Factor finalist was taken into custody after an "altercation" with paparazzi.


He was his with girlfriend Eleanor Calder and has been bailed to appear in court on March 29.

It's claimed that a row erupted between Louis, Eleanor and photographers at the airport.

"The paparazzi provoked and caused the altercation that occurred with Louis at the airport this morning," Louis' lawyer said in a statement. "This is not the first or last time that a paparazzo 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 defence."

A source added to The Sun newspaper following the news: “Louis was really upset.

“After being filmed he told the snapper to stop, but he didn’t take kindly to the request.

“The row turned into a scuffle causing airport security to pull them apart.”


Police records show that Louis was apprehended in a citizen's arrest but no further details have been revealed.

Louis topped the charts in December last year with his debut solo single Just Hold On, the first to be taken from his upcoming solo album away from One Direction.

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