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Russell Brand arrested at airport

Russell Brand has been released from custody following his arrest involving an altercation with a photographer.

Police said the 35-year-old British actor and comedian was taken into custody on Friday at Los Angeles International Airport for a misdemeanor charge of simple battery, with bail set at 20,000 dollars.

Airport police spokeswoman Belinda Nettles said Brand was charged at LAPD's Pacific Division and later released.

Ms Nettles said the victim, a paparazzo who was not identified, placed Brand under citizen's arrest.

The alleged attack was first reported by TMZ, which posted video of the altercation that occurred as Brand and his fiancee, California Gurls singer Katy Perry, were surrounded by paparazzi as they entered the terminal that houses Delta.

Brand's publicists didn't immediately return messages seeking comment.