Wednesday, December 3, 2014

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd handcuffed by New Zealand police

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was handcuffed by New Zealand police and taken in for questioning early Thursday morning. reports Rudd was taken to the Tauranga police station in handcuffs in a police car after an alleged incident outside a coffee shop in the Gate Pa shopping centre.

Staff said Rudd was involved in a dispute with a "huge guy" who appeared to have been Rudd's former security guard as he said, "I don't work for you any more".

"He (Rudd) was all up in the guy's face," a waitress said.

The man pushed Rudd in the chest. "He fell backwards over our sign and landed in the cafe. There was food and stuff everywhere," another worker said.

At that point Rudd "went nuts", said an employee.

At press time, Tauranga police have refused to say if Rudd had been arrested or if he was in their custody.

The latest incident is the second one Rudd has faced in the past month: he was charged on November 6 with attempting to procure a murder by New Zealand police after he allegedly tried to have two men killed, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and threatening to kill.

Authorities dropped the charge of attempting to procure a murder the next day due to lack of evidence.

This week, Rudd’s lawyer entered not guilty pleas on the three remaining charges and he will defend them in a New Zealand court next year.

Rudd appears on AC/DC’s newly-released album, “Rock Or Bust”, although his status for a 2015 world tour with the band remains in question.

See also:

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