Embattled comedian Katt Williams arrested at South Lake Union bar

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SEATTLE -  

Stand-up comedian Micah “Katt” Williams is facing new charges in connection with an incident in Seattle this weekend.

 

The troubled comedian was arrested Sunday afternoon during a fight at the World Sports Grille at Ninth Avenue North and Westlake Avenue in South Lake Union.

 

Seattle police said Williams got into a fight with other patrons of the bar, brandished a pool cue at a bar manager and refused to leave.

 

Police said Williams then followed a family outside and flicked a cigarette through their car window, hitting a woman just below her eye.  Williams also threw a rock at the family's car, investigators said.

 

Officers arrived and arrested Williams, 41, who police said struggled with officers as they tried to get him into a patrol car.

 

Williams was booked into the King County Jail on charges of assault, harassment and obstruction.

 

He was released from jail early Monday.     Read the arrest report here.   Williams’ alleged assault on the woman with a lit cigarette is detailed in a separate victim statement which is not available, police said.

 

Police said Sunday’s incident wasn’t the first time Seattle police were called to the scene of a disturbance involving Williams this weekend.

 

Following Williams' Friday night show, the comedian was involved in an altercation with three fans, police said.

 

 The fans claimed Williams had attacked them after they tried to take a photo with him after the show.  Williams claimed the fans had forced their way into his dressing room and denied assaulting anyone. Officers did not make any arrests.

 

Williams was involved in an incident earlier last week in California, where he is accused of leading police on a chase.

 

The comedian was a no-show at for a scheduled performance at the Paramount Theatre Thursday.