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'Amazing Spider-Man' Villain Rhys Ifans "Detained" at Comic-Con After Shoving Female Security Guard

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Jul. 24 2011, Published 8:41 a.m. ET

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Actor Rhys Ifans got into a bit of trouble while making his way to the Amazing Spider-Man panel at Comic-Con in San Diego on Friday, as new reports reveal that the 44-year-old was “detained” for shoving a female security guard at the Convention Center when a friend of his had issues getting inside of the hall without credentials.

"Rhys Ifans was detained by Comic-Con security after a brief incident backstage prior to and immediately following the Amazing Spider-Man panel,” a spokesperson for Sony explained in a statement via the Wrap of the incident.

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While the film company continues to explain that the actor "deeply regrets this incident,” SDPD’s Lieutenant Andra Brown paints a different picture of Rhys’ attitude.

“He was abusive, belligerent, and aggressive, and shoved a female security guard aside to shove his way through,” Lt. Brown told the Wrap and added that Rhys was, “verbally abusive to all around...security, the PD and the USA.”

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Luckily, the Wales native was able to attend his film’s panel since, "He was cited and released, which is a non-custodial misdemeanor arrest," but Lt. Brown says that Rhys may still be liable to charges if pursued by the city.

The Amazing Spider-Man, also starring Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, will hit theaters on July 3 of next year.

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