Woody Harrelson Punched Man in Self-Defense at Watergate Hotel

Harrelson was not the aggressor in the incident and was not charged

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Actor Woody Harrelson was involved in an incident Wednesday in which he punched a man in self-defense at the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C., according to police.

The Metropolitan Police Department said that Harrelson punched the man after he refused to stop photographing Harrelson and his daughter.

Harrelson approached the man and asked him to delete the photos. But witnesses say the man appeared intoxicated, that he lunged at Harrelson and attempted to grab his neck. Harrelson then punched the man in what police referred to as an act of self-defense.

Harrelson was not the aggressor in the incident and was not charged, police said, though the man, whose name was not released, is facing charges, pending an investigation.

NBC News4 in Washington first reported the incident.

Police were called to the rooftop at the Watergate Hotel at 11 p.m. on Wednesday after a report of assault and found several people on the roof, including Harrelson and his daughter.

Harrelson is in D.C. filming an HBO series called “The White House Plumbers.”

A representative for Harrelson had no comment when reached by TheWrap.

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