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  • 27 June 2014, 7:39

Shia LaBeouf Arrested At New York's Studio 54

Shia LaBeouf has been taken out of a theatre in New York for being disorderly and causing a disruption, police have said.

The actor was removed from the Studio 54 theatre in Manhattan during a performance of the Broadway show Cabaret after he was seen behaving bizarrely by members of the audience.

Two witnesses said they saw the actor outside the theatre before the show, wearing a ripped shirt and chasing a man who appeared to be homeless.

They also watched him stumbling around the bar inside the venue and feeding a woman a strawberry from her own plate.

Tina Marie Miller told CBS 2 New York: "Honestly, I wasn't thinking of drink or drugs. I was thinking he was working on a role because it was that extreme.

"If we didn't know who he was, we'd assume he was a bum, literally, from how he looked and how he was acting."

Composer Benj Pasek tweeted: "Just saw Shia LaBeouf in handcuffs in tears surrounded by six police officers outside of Cabaret the musical."

A spokesman for the show, which stars Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming, said LaBeouf was "disruptive during act one" and was escorted out of the theatre during the interval.

The 28-year-old former star of the Transformers franchise was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. 

Police, who questioned the actor at the NYPD Midtown North Precinct on Thursday night, are continuing to investigate what happened.

LaBeouf's other films include Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, Disturbia and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

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