Police in New Orleans Louisiana took Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage into custody after what they describe as a 'public fight' with his wife Alice Kim.

According to the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, the 47-year-old actor was arrested early this morning, after witnesses saw him 'arguing with his wife' on the streets of New Orleans while apparently 'heavily intoxicated'.

New Orleans Police Officer Garry Flot told Mail Online the incident happened late on Friday, just before midnight.

A police statement goes on to describe the incident saying Cage 'and his wife were standing in front of a residence that he insisted was the property the couple was renting.

'She disagreed, and Cage grabbed her by the upper arm and pulled her to what he believed was the correct address.'

A few minutes later, as the actor tried to get into a taxi, concerned onlookers flagged down a passing police car.

An officer drove up on the couple and ordered Cage out of the cab, but the actor allegedly refused.

The officer wrote in his report that Cage started 'arguing' with him, and he responded by taking the actor into custody.

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