Kiwi actor Manu Bennett arrested in US

  • 15/09/2015
Manu Bennett (Getty)
Manu Bennett (Getty)

New Zealand-born actor Manu Bennett has been arrested in the United States after allegedly punching a man in the face at a party.

Bennett, 45, was in San Antonio, Texas, for the Alamo Comic Con on Sunday when he was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury, reports.

The actor, who has starred in Shortland Street and Hobbit movies, punched a 29-year-old man at a party at the Grand Hyatt Hotel shortly after 4.30am, the local police department said.

Bennett was born in Rotorua but grew up in Australia.