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Katt Williams

DETAINED BY POLICE

at Subway

12/21/2012 4:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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6:20 AM
-- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Katt and Suge each received citations at the scene.

Katt was cited for parking too close to a fire hydrant. Suge received a ticket related to multiple outstanding traffic warrants. 

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Katt Williams was detained by police in front of a Subway restaurant in West Hollywood Thursday night after cops suspected the comic was involved in some sort of "disturbance" at the restaurant, TMZ has learned ...  but Katt says he did nothing wrong.

Katt tells TMZ ... the drama began while he was waiting in front of the Subway while his friend/tour manager Suge Knight was getting a manicure/pedicure at a nearby nail salon.

While he was waiting for Suge, cops arrived to the Subway and confronted Katt.

Cops tell TMZ ... they responded to a call about a disturbance involving the comic.

Katt was handcuffed and placed in the back of a squad car ... where he was smiling ... and even gave a thumbs up to a TMZ photog.

Eventually, Katt was released from custody and allowed to leave the scene.

Katt tells TMZ ... cops initially took some weed he was carrying at the time ... and a gun ... but eventually gave back both items because he had a medical marijuana card and a permit for the weapon.

However cops tell us ... there was no firearm ... and the only thing they found was an empty magazine for a .45 caliber gun.

Katt also says the incident was racially motivated.

Katt tells TMZ he wants to sue over the incident ... and is already thinking about contacting Gloria Allred ... it's unclear if he was joking.

After Katt had been released from custody, one Subway employee brought sandwiches for Katt and Suge. The Subway employee tells TMZ ... he never saw Katt involved in any sort of physical altercation.

It's only been 13 days since Katt's last arrest -- he was busted outside of Sacramento on Dec. 7 on a felony warrant related to a police chase.

Besides the arrests, Katt has a TON of other legal issues he's dealing with these days ... including the fallout from a bar fight in which he allegedly threw a rock at a car, a lawsuit over a bizarre onstage meltdown, and of course ... slapping a Target employee in the face.

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31.

Cynic    

why is this ****roach not already in jail.?

582 days ago
32.

me    

They just flew by the part where Suge Knight, the most ''gangster'' guy ever was getting a mani/pedi. I'm disappointed in you TMZ. Where is the snark I've grown to love?!

582 days ago
33.

woodin    

The guy is a slow motion melt down! Just a matter of time before he goes over the edge and does something really stupid and harmful!

582 days ago
34.

Charles     

Kharma fool...

582 days ago
35.

Bird    

I can't f_cking stand this guy at this point. He's just another "celebrity" getting his ass kissed by the judicial system. He should have been locked up weeks ago based on some of the sh_t he's been pulling. I doubt he'll ever see more than a day of jail time.

582 days ago
36.

Shaunie    

I want a BMT and a mani/pedi now.

582 days ago
37.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

... because of a disturbance at a Subway restaurant? That's one step above getting kicked out of a McDonald's. I got him on the celeb death list in 2013.

582 days ago
38.

dusty    

im sorry but i am more amused by the fact that suge knight was getting a mani/pedi

now thats gangsta ?

582 days ago
39.

Steve    

Another "has-been" train wreck rolling down the tracks.... stay tuned.

582 days ago
40.

yra87    

He needs a ass whooping

582 days ago
41.

Katz    

This guy is good, he always finds someone to blame for his stupidity!

582 days ago
42.

Lalala    

this ahole thug needs to drop dead. hangs out with criminals like suge knight, who should have dropped dead a long time ago.

582 days ago
43.

coolaidjr    

he needs to get some help before he hurts himself or someone real bad.

and don't tell me no one can't see this coming.

582 days ago
44.

HONEYCONE    

whoever called him a hogan is a ignorant fool you sound like one just for saying it think about

582 days ago
45.

Jsmiley    

TMZ first on the scene

582 days ago
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