‘Scandal’ star Columbus Short arrested 

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  • In this Feb. 21, 2012 file photo, actor Columbus Short arrives at the 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards at the The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Short was arrested on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, on a felony battery case filed after he knocked a man out in a West Hollywood restaurant during an altercation on March 15, 2014.
Columbus Short, the guy who plays gladiator Harrison Wright on the TV show “Scandal,” was arrested today on a felony charge.

TMZ reports that bail is set for $50,000 for the actor, who is accused of breaking a man’s nose in a bar brawl March 15 at a bar and restaurant in Los Angeles.

Online images of the alleged victim are brutal; some spectators at the scene said they thought the man, who was rendered unconscious for several minutes, was dead.

Short allegedly sucker-punched the fellow at an engagement party after the man mouthed off to Short.

According to TMZ, Short has a history of violence. In February, he was arrested on suspicion of physically attacking his wife in front of his children, and in 2010, he faced charges for reportedly attacking a guy playing basketball in a Los Angeles gym.

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