Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

French Riviera's raging fires

Read more

THE DEBATE

Poland Judicial Reforms: EU keeping door open to sanctions on Warsaw

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Libyan PM: 'We need UN's support to hold vote'

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Dubai: Taking a dip into the Emirate's underwater world

Read more

ENCORE!

Film show: 'Valerian', 'A Violent Life' and 'Belle de Jour'

Read more

FOCUS

The limits of affirmative action in Brazil

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Rival Libyan leaders back ceasefire, elections

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Western men 'less fertile' due to modern living, scientists warn

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

A 'crazy gamble': Luc Besson's €197m blockbuster 'Valerian' hits French cinemas

Read more

'Disorderly' US actor Shia LaBeouf arrested in Georgia

© AFP | US actor Shia Labeouf poses on May 15, 2016 during a photocall for the film "American Honey" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France.

WASHINGTON (AFP) - 

US film star Shia LaBeouf was arrested in Georgia early Saturday after he became "aggressive" towards a police officer and was behaving in a "disorderly" fashion, authorities said.

According to the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, LaBeouf was arrested in the early hours after he approached a bystander and a police officer, asking for a cigarette.

It is the latest in a series of arrests for "Transformers" star LaBeouf, with at least one earlier incident also involving "disorderly" behavior.

"When LaBeouf wasn't given a cigarette, he became disorderly, using profanities and vulgar language in front of the women and children present," the police department said in a statement.

The officer told to LaBeouf to leave the area but he refused and grew aggressive, the statement read.

When the officer attempted to place LaBeouf under arrest, he ran to a nearby hotel before eventually getting arrested in the lobby.

LaBeouf was charged with obstruction, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness.

LaBeouf is in Georgia to film the "Peanut Butter Falcon," a movie co-starring Dakota Johnson.

Also known for films such as "Disturbia" (2007) and Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" (2013), LaBeouf was arrested in January when he allegedly grabbed and pushed a man outside the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, where the film star had set up an anti-Donald Trump installation.

LaBeouf has said the charges against him were subsequently dropped.

He was also arrested in June 2014 at a Broadway musical after causing a disturbance in the theater.

© 2017 AFP