Now’s Not The Time: The Weeknd Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting A Cop

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With everything going on, now just isn’t the time to be assaulting police officers.

According to TMZ, The Weeknd was arrested Sunday (Jan. 11) in Las Vegas after allegedly punching a cop. Law enforcement was called to the Cromwell Hotel at 4:20 am because a fight involving The House of Balloons singer-songwriter was taking place.

Sources say police attempted to break up the fight by pulling the 24 year old into an elevator and that’s where The Weeknd allegedly punched the officer in the head. The singer was then taken to jail where he was charged with battery of a protected person.

The singer–who’s single ‘Earned It’ for the 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack was released late December–posted a photo of him boarding a private jet after being bailed out with a captain that read “Escaped Las Vegas.”