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Paul Simon and Edie Brickell Arrested

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: Paul Simon performs during the 25th Anniversary Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall on April 17, 2014 in New York City.
Photo by Jamie McCarthy

On Monday, Paul Simon and his wife singer Edie Brickell were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct by officers, who were investigating a “family dispute”.

According to police, a caller from the couple’s home in New Canaan, Connecticut dialed 911 Saturday night and then hung up. In a new s conference on Monday, police chief Leon Krolikowski stated that the responding officers found minor injuries, concluding this could have been a case of domestic violence. There was no word on who was injured, but the police chief stated there was aggressiveness on both sides, and police is trying to be cautious as the couple was both victims with children involved.

Simon and Brickell were both given misdemeanor summons, and one has agreed to go to another location. Agents from both singers have not returned calls or emails for comments. At the time of the arrest, Simon had just concluded a national tour with Sting, and performed at the 25th anniversary of the Rainforest Fund benefit concert in New York.

The two have been married since 1992, and have three children together. Simon of course was one half of the legendary duo Simon and Garfunkel, before branching out on a successful solo career. He is a 12-time Grammy winner, a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Brickell meanwhile is best known for the 1988 hit “What I Am”, with her band the New Bohemians.

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