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  • Ex-boxing champ Vinny Paz arrested at home

  • Five-time world boxing champion Vinny Paz is expected to appear in a Rhode Island court after being arrested following what police are calling a "domestic incident." Warwick police say officers were called to the home at about 3 a.m. Thursday by a relative of Paz's girlfriend. They say officers had to force their way inside, where they found the girlfriend barricaded in a bathroom with injuries consistent with an assault.

, This booking photo released Thursday, March 15, 2018, by the Warwick Police Department shows five-time world boxing champion Vinny Paz, arrested after a domestic incident in Warwick, R.I. (Warwick Police Department via AP)

15 of March 2018 15:40:37

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Five-time world boxing champion Vinny Paz is expected to appear in a Rhode Island court after being arrested following what police are calling a "domestic incident."

Warwick police tell WPRI-TV that officers were called to his home at about 3 a.m. Thursday by a relative of Paz's girlfriend.

Chief Stephen McCartney tells WPRO-AM that the officers had to force their way inside, where they found the girlfriend barricaded inside a bathroom. He says she had injuries consistent with an assault. She was taken from the home on a stretcher and placed in an ambulance.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Paz has a lawyer.

Paz is known for coming back after he broke his neck in a car crash. His story was dramatized in the 2016 film "Bleed for This," starring Miles Teller.

It's the second time the 55-year-old Paz has been arrested in recent months. Paz was charged with felony assault in January after he allegedly bit a man and knocked out his teeth after accusing him of stealing $16,000. Paz has maintained his innocence and said in several Twitter postings and after being released on personal recognizance that he was the victim.

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Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com


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