Transformers star LaBeouf arrested after theatre fracas in New York

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 28 June, 2014, 1:29am
UPDATED : Saturday, 28 June, 2014, 1:29am


Actor Shia LaBeouf was escorted from a theatre on Broadway for yelling obscenities, the authorities in New York said.

The 28-year-old, who starred in the first three Transformers movies, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and harassment after being kicked out of Thursday's performance of Cabaret. Police said security guards asked him to leave the Studio 54 theatre, but he refused. He used obscene language and physically interfered with employees, they added.

Police said he made aggressive statements and threats to the guards and officers.

He was acting irrationally, continued to make aggressive statements and used foul language after he was removed from the theatre and throughout the arrest process, police said. Officers said he appeared intoxicated or under the influence of some kind of drug.

A spokesman for Cabaret said LaBeouf was "disruptive during Act 1" and was escorted out of the theatre during the interval.

LeBeouf, who was represented by a Legal Aid attorney during his appearance in a New York court yesterday, is due to reappear onJuly 24.

After his court appearance, LeBeouf refused to comment.