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Former 'Buffy' star Nicholas Brendon arrested in Venice

Nicholas Brendon
Nicholas Brendon
CBS, Criminal Minds

Nicholas Brendon, who has a recurring role on CBS hit crime drama Criminal Minds, was arrested in Venice on Tuesday.  Brendon is perhaps best known for his role as Xander on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Brendon has had well-publicized issues with alcohol abuse, and he entered rehab in 2004.  Law enforcement told TMZ that Tuesday's arrest stemmed from an altercation with police officers.  Officers received reports of an intoxicated man and when they arrived on the scene, Brendon allegedly tried to hit the officers.  He then tried to escape and was tased twice before being taken to the hospital. 

Brendon was charged with felony vandalism.