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Woody Harrelson Punched A Drunk Man Who Tried To Attack Him, Police Call It 'Self-Defense'

Oct. 7 2021, Published 3:07 p.m. ET

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The gloves are off.

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Woody Harrelson reportedly got himself involved in an altercation with a drunk individual — and things got physical.

On the evening of Wednesday, October 6, the Venom actor was dining at a rooftop bar at the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C., when he defended himself against a man who got a little too close for comfort.

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A spokesperson for the police, Dustin Sternbeck, told The Washington Police that it was after 11 p.m. when the 60-year-old threw hands.

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After the actor spotted the man — who has yet to be identified — taking photos of Harrelson and one of his daughters, the Hunger Games star reportedly “approached the man and requested him to delete the photos,” according to Sternbeck.

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Things quickly escalated when the intoxicated man “lunged” toward the actor and tried to grab his neck. Sternbeck reported that Harrelson was acting “in self-defense” when he punched the man.

After the incident, the man is said to have headed toward his room at the hotel.

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The police spokesperson claimed that no charges have been filed yet, but that there were many witnesses of the incident.

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Sternbeck told the outlet that they are continuing to investigate.

The Emmy award-winning actor was reportedly spending time at the Top of the Gate rooftop venue at the hotel as he works on his next project for HBO.

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Harrelson has been in the American capital as he films for the new series that will follow the story of the 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the famed hotel, also known as the Nixon administration’s Watergate Scandal.

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The Zombieland actor will play the role of CIA Agent E. Howard Hunt, who was heavily involved in the scandal in the upcoming series.

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Harrelson is currently married to his second wife, Laura Louie, who he wed in 2008. Together, the pair share three children: Deni, 28, Zoe, 25 and Makani, 15.

The happy couple began dating in 1988, after he called things off with his first wife Nancy Simon in 1986.

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