Chris Kattan Escorted Out of Airport After Alleged Erratic Behavior

The former SNL star was denied flight privileges at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

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Chris Kattan had a bit of a run-in with police at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Sunday.

First reported by TMZ, the former Saturday Night Live star was seen “mumbling and nervously walking around the gate,” causing law enforcement to be notified right away.

Once police arrived at the Southwest gate, Kattan, 44, said he had taken the sleep-aid, Ambien, earlier that day, according to TMZ.

The comedian told TMZ that he was up late the night before for a wrap party and had missed his connecting flight to Los Angeles. He said he was looking for a place to sleep when police arrived.

Sgt. Trent Crump of the Phoenix Police Department tells PEOPLE that Kattan was cooperative and there was no altercation between him and police.

However, Kattan was still denied flight privileges at the time and escorted out of the airport by police, who then took him to an airport hotel to rest up before catching a later flight.

In February 2014, Kattan was arrested on suspicion of DUI after crashing his Mercedes into a Department of Transportation vehicle on a Southern California Freeway.

Kattan’s lawyer and manager both declined to comment to PEOPLE.

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