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Report: The Weeknd arrested after punching police officer

on January 12, 2015, 5:45pm

Abel Tesfaye, aka R&B singer The Weeknd, was  arrested in Las Vegas this weekend after allegedly punching a police officer.

The incident reportedly took place at the Cromwell Hotel around 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Cops were called to hotel to break up a fight involving Tesfaye. At some point during the scuffle, Tesfaye is said to have punched a police officer in the head.

Tesfaye was arrested for battery of a protest person. Upon his release from jail, he tweeted a photo of him walking to a private jet with the caption, “escaped from Las Vegas.”

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