Shia LaBeouf removed from Broadway theater, arrested
Actor Shia LaBeouf has been arrested for criminal trespass and misconduct after causing a disruption at a New York City theater, police reported.
As of shortly before 1 a.m. ET, LaBeouf, 28, had been processed and released, New York police officer Adam Navarro said.
LaBeouf was smoking inside the theater, Studio 54, during a performance of the Broadway show Cabaret, and also slapping random strangers on the rear end, according to ABC News and The New York Post. The Post also reported LaBeouf threatened police with some colorful words.
Police put him in a face mask at headquarters, the Post reported.
A spokesman for the show says LaBeouf was "disruptive during act one" and was escorted out of the theater at intermission.
The ex-star of the Transformers franchise could not be reached for comment.
Police are continuing to investigate what happened.
LaBeouf's other films include Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Disturbia and Wall Street Never Sleeps.
Contributing: Associated Press