updated 09/17/2010 AT 10:55 PM ET
•originally published 09/17/2010 AT 7:20 PM ET
Russell Brand is having a bad travel day.
The actor, 35, tangled with paparazzi at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday afternoon, then was placed under arrest by one of the photographers.
Airport police responded to a “report of a battery involving a celebrity and a commercial photographer” and the alleged victim made a “private person’s arrest,” according to a police statement.
Officers made it official with their own arrest and the Get Him to the Greek star was hauled in for booking.