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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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61.

Passthepeas    

1. Gun permit.
2. Medical marijuana card.
3. Katt Williams
4. Shug Knight
I do not understand how law enforcement has allowed this poisonous, toxic, unstable unholy alliance to take place. In light of the many, many violent incidents with mentally unstable people and guns I would have thought someone would have stepped in and denied these idiots. Someone is going to get hurt.or worse. This is not a joke anymore. Would you like to live next door to these viruses?

608 days ago
62.

Elizabeth Alan    

Dear TMZ - make it go away...you got the power ;)

608 days ago
63.

Jsmiley    

So the story is what exactly??? sounds like the popo is targeting this Man, and tmz is involved cuz they always around "first" to get the scoop.....he had an empty gun and some weed which he is licensed to own both BTW so why was he detained?

608 days ago
64.

John    

it is felony to carry a gun and weed at the same time. regardless if you have a license for both.

608 days ago
65.

Woot    

Wait.... this lunatic has a carry permit? HOW CAN THAT BE? Just a matter of time before that piece becomes evidence.

608 days ago
66.

Home Skillet    

Get used to this kinda trouble following you, Williams, until you get your side of the street cleaned up. And, it has nothing to do with race - it has everything to do with you being a loose canon who thinks he's above the law. Clean up your side of the street, and this will all go away.

608 days ago
67.

talumima    

just before I saw the draft which had said $8002, I did not believe that my brothers friend woz like really earning money part-time from their computer.. there aunts neighbour has been doing this 4 only seven months and by now repaid the depts on there home and got a great new Ariel Atom. we looked here, http://www.Cloud65.com

608 days ago
68.

lou    

eating at subway and he's a millionaire... This is 100% foolish... What a fool this idiot needs to get slapped.

608 days ago
69.

She's baaaack    

I wish he'd just die and get it over with. He's so small if he dropped dead on the street someone could simply use their shoe to toe him into the nearest sewer.

608 days ago
70.

Kris Jenner and Kim K = money hungry plastic sellouts.    

lol why do *some/most* black people pull the race card out always.

no, it's not because you're black!!! jeeez

608 days ago
71.

Gargamel    

Apparently California police are p*ssys because they let stars do whatever they want

608 days ago
72.

NYCBlackMan    

WHAT a piece of **** he is!

608 days ago
73.

andre herring king    

Ok its ANDREHERRING the king of art

608 days ago
74.

Rich     

Jail this lying POS!

608 days ago
75.

DudeLebowski    

Gloria Alldyke only represents women. Have you ever seen her with a male client? Neither have I....

608 days ago
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