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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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46.

Jsmiley    

TMZ always seems to be around when celebs get arrested..conspiracy theory num # 12

580 days ago
47.

lucy    

in light of his habits of slapping people in public, if he really does have a carry permit it should be revoked NOW.

580 days ago
48.

Truth    

THE BLACK LINDSAY LOHAN. #TRUTH!!

580 days ago
49.

Oreocookiie530    

Way when something is post I can't see it right away I have to wait tell Later

580 days ago
50.

Pat    

This little fella is a menace, time to put him in jail and throw away the key! If I lived in California I'd be pissed at the special treatment that "Stars" get.

580 days ago
51.

speakMYbrain    

HANG HIM

580 days ago
52.

Whatwhat?    

I think that the real story here is that Suge Knight was getting a manicure/pedicure. Picture that for a second.

580 days ago
53.

jhop415    

Tmz called the police on him.....

580 days ago
54.

sickboy    

So Katt Williams is Tupac reincarrnated all over.Yeah he should be dead ****ing around with Suge Knight wait and see.

580 days ago
55.

Dubbz360    

He's such a thug getting a pedi

580 days ago
56.

D-INCARNATION    

It's Subways fault for pretending to run out of meatballs every day during the $2 six inch special.!!!!!!

580 days ago
57.

D-INCARNATION    

The kid needs to stop acting like a 12 year old......

580 days ago
58.

EastCoastChopper    

Suge getting his toes polished....Damn prison make a thug into a bitch yo!

580 days ago
59.

Bagheera    

Now now, TMZ, you need to tell the truth. He was arrested for assaulting a fire hydrant, because he claimed it called him a ******.

580 days ago
60.

TNastyFunktown    

Is it just me or has Suge remind you of Big Worm from "Friday"? Katt is doing himself 0 favors breaking bread with that clown...if you can't even get yourself a tasty $5 footling without causing a scene...it's time for help. Seriously.

580 days ago
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