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Comedian Katt Williams jailed on assault charges in Portland


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a hired driver during an argument about taking him and his dog from the Portland airport to a performance in the city.

Williams was in jail Sunday. He had come to Portland to perform in Nick Cannon’s “Wild ‘N Out” comedy improv show Friday night.

Port of Portland police say the town car driver had swelling and cuts on his face. The 47-year-old Williams left in another vehicle and was arrested Saturday.

Williams has been charged with assault in the fourth degree. An arraignment is scheduled for Monday. He also was arrested for an out-of-state warrant.

A publicist for Williams, whose comedy specials have appeared on HBO and Netflix, didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment. Jail officials didn’t know if he had an attorney.

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