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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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Kosherdeputy    

There would be six patrol vehicles in that picture. One is unmarked.

127 days ago
17.

Jess    

Get your facts straight. He was NOT arrested.

127 days ago
18.

angelus7    

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127 days ago
19.

scott    

Texas is one fcked up place. yee haw

127 days ago
20.

Dewarsdragon    

omg, this is right down the road from me, like less than 5 miles, never even heard it on the news

127 days ago
21.

notalawyer    

Drugs & Alcohol
Mind is a terrible thing to waste

127 days ago
22.

L. Ron Hubbard    

Seeing all of those cop cars reminded of the OJ chase when the Juice viciously stabbed his Nichole and Ron!

127 days ago
23.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

"Mental detention and observation?" Ha ha awesome! Looks good on a resume...

127 days ago
24.

Bacall    

Violent running style? Please. Until we know why he was arrested, let's not try and make things worse by throwing ridiculous adjectives around.

127 days ago
25.

jackie123    

The police just killed a black man a couple of days ago because he had a screw driver and wouldn't drop it! That was in Dallas. Couldn't they have hurt shot him in the leg or something?

127 days ago
26.

Bacall    

He was not even arrested. For once TMZ, leave the person alone and let him get the help he needs.

127 days ago
27.

christy    

WOW TMZ NO MORBID 911 CALL? Isn't that what you're known for??!!

127 days ago
28.

Nostradamus    

I LOVE the NFL and my favorite part of the game is when a running back MAC trucks over a larger linebacker.
Bless you Marion, thanks for all the great memories, hope you get the help you need and things work out for you in the end.

127 days ago
29.

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Headline says, 5 cop cars... yet TMZ's pic shows 6.
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Unreliable.

127 days ago
30.

Jake K    

It's all one big ruse , so when he goes to litigate for the nfl concussion lawsuit he"ll have some ammo to back him up

127 days ago
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