Woody Harrelson punches man in self-defense at Watergate Hotel: police

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Woody Harrelson was involved in a scuffle in Washington, DC, getting into a physical altercation with a man at the Watergate Hotel, according to a police report.

The incident started as a “verbal dispute” on Wednesday night before Harrelson, 60, punched the unidentified man “in defense of himself” after the man lunged at the “True Detective” star, reports NBC News, citing police.

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The encounter happened on Wednesday night. No charges have been filed.

After the man took photos of Harrelson and his daughter, the actor approached him and “requested him to delete the photos,” Washington police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck told The Washington Post.

The “People vs. Larry Flynt” star is currently in the nation’s capital shooting a miniseries titled “The White House Plumbers” for HBO, according to NBC News. The movie is about the controversial Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974.

Harrelson will play the role of E. Howard Hunt, the CIA intelligence officer who helped plot the break-in at the Watergate at the Democratic National Convention headquarters and went on to be ​​convicted of burglary, conspiracy, and wiretapping.

Harrelson and wife Laura Louie share three daughters — Makani, 15, Zoe, 25, and Deni, 28 — although the police report did not specify which daughter was with him at the time of the altercation.

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