The Weeknd Arrested for Allegedly Punching Vegas Police Officer

Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a The Weeknd, was arrested Saturday morning (Jan. 10) at the Cromwell Hotel in Vegas for allegedly punching a cop. According to TMZ, this is what went down:

Weeknd was involved in a brawl, to which the cops were called to the hotel around 4:20 a.m. The Canadian singer was pulled inside an elevator by an officer to break up the fight, where allegedly he punched the cop in the head. He was then charged with battery of a protected person, however, he didn’t stay locked up for long; he was released on $2000 bail. He then tweeted and IG’d a photo of himself boarding a plane with the caption, “escaped from Las Vegas.”

So let me get this straight…he actually survived after HITTING a cop!?! He's either thanking his lucky stars or it didn't happen. We saw Solange's fight in the elevator…where's the videotape when you need it?

escaped from Las Vegas

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