Manu Bennett, known for his roles in “Spartacus,” “The Hobbit,” and US TV series “Arrow,” has been arrested in Texas after allegedly hitting a man in the face during the Alamo City Comic Con Party. The 29-year-old victim was not yet named.
The San Antonio Police Department have released the preliminary details which shows that Bennett hit the man in the face while partying at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in 600 E. Market Street at about 4:30 a.m.
Bennett is well-known for portraying Crixus, a gladiator in cable series “Spartacus” and as Azog in the “Hobbit” trilogy. He also star in “Arrow” as Deathstroke.
Bennett went to San Antonio for the weekend for the convention for comic book fans, Alamo City Comic Con. He also went earlier this year to San Diego’s Comic-Con to promote “The Shannara Chronicles,” which was based on author Terry Brooks’ series.
Bennett, according to New Zealand Herald ,“was charged with assault causing bodily injury and was being held on a US$1600 ($2527) bond” based on arrest records that were filed with the Bexar County Magistrate’s Office. Court records show that the actor was released after placing the bond at 12.55 p.m. and has already departed the area. CTV News reported that “no attorney was listed for the actor in court records.”
New Zealand Herald also wrote that New Zealand management agency Johnson & Laird Management, Bennett’s agency, refused to comment on the issue.
The 3-day event was held in San Antonio for the third year and was expected to attract 90,000 participants from all over the world. KSAT wrote that “thousands of comic book fans descended upon the convention center to get their first glimpse of the event,” which was attended by famous people like Marvel’s Stan Lee, Ron Perlman, Edward James Olmos, and the some of the casts from the famous TV shows “The Walking Dead” and “Sons of Anarchy.”