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Ex-boxing champ Vinny Paz arrested at home

WARWICK, R. I. – Five-time world boxing champion Vinny Paz is expected to appear in a Rhode Island court after being arrested following what police are calling a “domestic incident.”

Warwick police tell WPRI-TV that officers were called to his home at about 3 pm, and Thursday by a family member of Paz’s girlfriend.

Chief Stephen McCartney tells WPRO-AM that the officers had to force their way inside, where she is the girlfriend barricaded in a bathroom. He says that she had injuries consistent with an attack. She was taken from the house on a stretcher and placed in an ambulance.

It was not immediately clear whether Paz has a lawyer.

Paz is known to come back after he broke his neck in a car accident. His story was dramatized in 2016 the movie “Bleed”, starring Miles Teller.

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Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com

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