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Madonna's brother, Anthony Ciccone, refuses to leave public bathroom, is injured during arrest, police say

Anthony Ciccone AP/Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Dept

Anthony Ciccone
AP Photo/Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Department
(CBS/AP) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich - Authorities say the oldest brother of pop star Madonna needed nine stitches to his forehead after he resisted arrest in a public bathroom in northern Michigan.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that police were called Sunday night when 56-year-old Anthony Ciccone refused to leave the bathroom at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center.

Police say an officer tried to arrest Ciccone on an outstanding warrant for trespass. He allegedly confronted the officer, who brought him to the ground. Ciccone's face hit the floor and he required stitches.

Police said Ciccone's blood-alcohol level was 0.40. The legal limit for driving is 0.08.

Ciccone was arraigned on the warrant and jailed.

According to the newspaper, Ciccone has had several previous trespassing charges, with the most recent incident in March when he allegedly reclined on a chair in front of a fireplace at a book store and refused to leave.

Madonna's publicist, Liz Rosenberg, declined to comment.  Madonna is a Michigan native.

  • Crimesider Staff

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