Following news that Roberts was arrested for domestic violence, the actress was seen visibly upset

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On Tuesday, Emma Roberts made headlines after TMZ reported the 22-year-old actress was arrested for attacking beau Evan Peters in a Montreal hotel nine days earlier.

On the same day the story was published, a visibly upset Roberts was photographed seeking comfort in Peters’ arms in New Orleans.

According to the report, Roberts was arrested for domestic violence after someone heard a dispute coming from their room and called authorities. Canadian police allegedly discovered her American Horror Story star boyfriend, 26, with a bloody nose and a bite mark.

A law enforcement source confirmed to PEOPLE that there was a conflict between a couple in Montreal on the reported date and that a female was arrested, but declined to state who was involved because prosecutors aren’t pressing charges and the case has been closed.

However, the couple released a joint statement to PEOPLE addressing the fracas.

“It was an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding,” according to the statement from their reps. “Ms. Roberts was released after questioning and the couple are working together to move past it.”

The couple worked together on the film Adult World, and were first spotted together last July, when they were photographed at her stylist’s wedding.