Stephen M. Silverman
June 04, 2004 07:00 AM

The father of Mean Girls star Lindsay Lohan was arrested in a luxury Manhattan hotel Wednesday night after reportedly hiding from authorities for allegedly assaulting his brother-in-law at the Lohan family home on Long Island last week.

Michael Lohan was tracked down and apprehended by a Fugitive Task Force of heavily armed U.S. Marshals at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Central Park South, the New York Post and New York’s Daily News report.

He was then turned over to Nassau County Police, brought to court for arraignment and charged with assault and aggravated harassment. He was released on $14,000 bail.

Lohan also is wanted in Manhattan on a warrant for failing to show up in court following another alleged fight. In addition, he faces new charges of making threatening and obscene phone calls after the alleged May 23 incident, the Post reports.

The Nassau County charge stems from an incident in the Lohan home on Merrick, L.I. The actress’s father is accused of assaulting brother-in-law Matt Sullivan at a party celebrating the first communion of Lindsay’s youngest brother, Dakota, 7.

Asked by reporters outside the Mineola, N.Y., police station on Thursday why he failed to surrender, Lohan, in handcuffs, responded: “I was planning on it.”

The skirmish, which reportedly sent Sullivan to a local hospital for treatment, broke out after Lohan asked his brother-in-law to leave, the Post reports. Lohan tailgated Sullivan, which reportedly led to a brawl.

The children in the family were not home when the alleged slugfest occurred. A rep for Lindsay Lohan, 17, said after the incident was first reported that the actress returned to her Los Angeles home the next day.

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