The Hobbit's Manu Bennett Arrested for Assault at Comic Con Party: Witness Says He 'Started to Stare Down Everyone Inside the Room'
The Hobbit actor was taken into custody on Sunday
The Hobbit actor Manu Bennett was arrested for assault early Sunday morning after he allegedly punched a 29-year-old male at a Comic Con party in San Antonio, Texas.
According to a police report obtained by PEOPLE, Bennett, 45, was asked to leave the party at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio hotel because “he had too much to drink and was causing a scene.”
A witness told San Antonio police that Bennett agreed to leave the party, but before he did he “picked up a chair in the air and was laughing at the situation,” the report states. The witness said everyone thought he was playing around, but several seconds later he set the chair down and “started to stare down everyone inside the room.”
Before he left the party, Bennett allegedly stopped in front of the victim who was standing by the door, stared him down for several seconds, and then punched him in the nose, the report states.
After the alleged attack, police went to Bennett’s room and woke him up. Bennett told officers he had no recollection of the incident, but later said he was defending himself.
The incident was called in around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, after which Bennett was held on a $1,600 bond.
Per the Alamo City Comic Con website, the Arrow star was scheduled to make an appearance at the event on Saturday and Sunday. Reps for Bennett have not responded to requests for comment on his arrest.
Bennett was later released from jail around 1 p.m., Variety reports.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 19, PEOPLE confirms.