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  • Police say Sam Worthington was arrested Sunday in New York City on charges of punching a photographer after the man kicked Worthington's girlfriend in the shin. The Australian actor was released on a desk appearance ticket and is due back in court on Feb. 26.

      Police say Sam Worthington was arrested Sunday in New York City on charges of punching a photographer after the man kicked Worthington's girlfriend in the shin. The Australian actor was released on a desk appearance ticket and is due back in court on Feb. 26.
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NEW YORK -- Police say actor Sam Worthington has been arrested in New York City on charges of punching a photographer after the man kicked Worthington's girlfriend in the shin.

The 37-year-old "Avatar" actor was arrested on an assault charge following the incident at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Greenwich Village.

The Australian actor was released on a desk appearance ticket and is due back in court on Feb. 26. Police did not say what caused the scuffle.

The photographer, 37-year-old Sheng Li, was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment, assault and harassment. He's being held pending arraignment.

It wasn't immediately clear if both had lawyers.

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