'Scandal' actor Columbus Short arrested after restaurant brawl
updated 1:19 AM EDT, Thu March 27, 2014
Short plays Harrison Wright, a member of fixer Olivia Pope's team, on the hit ABC series "Scandal."
- Actor Columbus Short is accused of punching and knocking out a restaurant patron
- He faces a felony battery charge
- He was released on $50,000 bail after authorities arrested him
(CNN) -- Authorities arrested "Scandal" actor Columbus Short Wednesday on a felony battery charge, prosecutors said.
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Short, 31, is accused of punching and knocking out a patron at a West Los Angeles restaurant on March 15, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said in a statement.
He was booked by the Claremont Police Department and released on $50,000 bail, the statement said.
A representative for the actor could not be immediately reached for comment.
Short plays Harrison Wright, a member of fixer Olivia Pope's team, on the hit ABC series.