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Russell Brand In Custody -- Citizen's Arrest

9/18/2010 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Russell Brand has just been arrested for allegedly attacking paparazzi at LAX airport ... TMZ has learned, and it was a citizen's arrest.

Russell Brand arrest video.
As we first reported, Brand and Katy Perry were going through Delta security when he allegedly began pushing and striking paparazzi.

We're told a photog -- one of the alleged victims -- made the citizen's arrest and LAX cops facilitated it.

Cops interviewed Brand, then took him into custody. Cops say he's being booked for battery.

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Check out this video of another angle of the incident.

UPDATE 5:54 PM PT: Russell has posted $20,000 bail and has left the police station.

Around the same time, Katy defended Russell via Twitter, saying, "If you cross the line & try an put a lens up my dress, my fiancé will do his job & protect me."

The alleged upskirting is not seen in video of the incident.

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