'Spartacus,' 'The Hobbit' actor Manu Bennett arrested

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Posted: Sep 14, 2015 5:51 PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Actor Manu Bennett has been charged with misdemeanor assault after he was accused of punching a 29-year-old man at a party at a San Antonio hotel.

The incident happened early Sunday at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio hotel near the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Bennett was in San Antonio for the Alamo City Comic-Con. Police have released no details on what prompted the punch.

Bennett was arrested and released on $1,600 bond. No attorney was listed for the actor in court records. His representatives haven't responded to messages from The Associated Press seeking comment on the allegations.

Bennett played Crixus in the Starz cable series "Spartacus" and Azog in the film series of "The Hobbit." He also appeared in the CW network series "Arrow" as Slade Wilson and Deathstroke.