Michael Madsen arrested in Malibu for trespassing

Michael Madsen, star of Quentin Tarantino films Reservoir Dogs and The Hateful Eight, was arrested on Wednesday night (23 February) at his Malibu home for trespassing, Independent reports.

Citing the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the report says Madsen was arrested shortly after 9 pm.

Police told US media that a local property owner attempted to make a citizen’s arrest and phoned authorities on Wednesday evening.

Authorities reportedly responded to a “call for service” where they were told that the owner of the property wanted to press charges against the actor, 64.

Madsen was arrested and escorted to a local hospital before being transferred to the police station.

He was given a $500 citation for a misdemeanour and released shortly before 7 am on Thursday.

Madsen’s arrest comes a month after his 26-year-old son Hudson died by suicide.

The actor recently spoke to the LA Times about his son’s death, saying: “I am in shock as my son, whom I just spoke with a few days ago, said he was happy – my last text from him was, ‘I love you dad.’

“I didn’t see any signs of depression. It’s so tragic and sad. I’m just trying to make sense of everything and understand what happened.”

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