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Marion Barber

5 Cop Cars

Responded to Arrest Scene

6/16/2014 2:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Five marked police cars responded to the scene where former NFL star Marion Barber was arrested Sunday ... and TMZ Sports has a photo. 

We broke the story ... Barber was taken into custody in Texas around 8PM on Sunday evening -- and though cops aren't saying why they arrested the former Dallas Cowboys RB, it's clear they made sure they had enough manpower to control the situation. 

For the record, Barber was a PUNISHING player in the NFL -- and was known for trucking would-be tacklers with his violent running style ... so, yeah ... we get why cops would send the cavalry. 

Witnesses tell us ... when cops arrived to the scene, they spoke with Barber for roughly 2 hours before he was handcuffed and placed into a squad car. 

We're told people who watched the situation unfold from a nearby restaurant applauded and cheered when cops finally brought the situation to a close. 

Barber was being held for "mental detention and observation" -- though cops won't say why.

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1.

nof    

Prayers for Marion - expecting and wanting the NFL to step up -

Not look the other way like they usually do.

73 days ago
2.

Poppycock    

So somebody wasn't convinced enough in the Spurs & Heat victory or didn't like their Fathers Day gift.

73 days ago
3.

01void    

If the man is ill, get him the help he needs not jail.

73 days ago
4.

J    

"mental detention and observation"

Oh Lawd! His lawyers are going to have a field day with that one.

73 days ago
5.

sinatrarules    

Very sad

73 days ago
6.

kewljewl    

Man...that football crap will f*** u up!!

73 days ago
7.

mike    

i count six cars... drink up mb.

73 days ago
8.

Rocky    

A black man getting arrested in Texas, you know them rednecks gonna call in the cavalry

73 days ago
9.

Skit    

Oh ya I live in the area and heard on the police scanner. They put of the BFN alert over the air so a bunch of cops would show up just in case

73 days ago
10.

SunnyAutumn    

That's typical. They always bring in at least 10 units. 10:1

73 days ago
11.

SunnyAutumn    

10 cop cars on one black man is typical in Texas, y'all.

73 days ago
12.

Bridget    

Did they send out that amount? Or was it over the scanner? Because the few times I have dealt with cops, they have gathered like flies. For example, I got pulled over for not having my lights on, buy the time the cop let me go, four cop cars were there.

73 days ago
13.

Rigby    

Racist Texas for ya. 5 cop cars is soooo unnecessary. Two at most is reasonable and if they can't handle it get another job.

73 days ago
14.

YouMakeMeFeelGood    

Shut the front door!! I live in Mansfield. We sure are getting a bunch of negative attention lately...

73 days ago
15.

Numapass    

C-O-N-C-U-S-S-I-O-N-S - he won't be the last unfortunately

73 days ago
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