Madonna's homeless brother resists arrest, is hurt

This photo provided by the Grand Traverse County Sheriff

This photo shows Anthony Ciccone, 56, brother of singer Madonna, who was arrested April 21, 2013, on charges of resisting arrest on a trespassing warrant when he refused to leave the bathroom at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center.
AP/Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Dept.

Authorities say pop star Madonna's brother needed nine stiches to his forehead after he resisted arrest in a public bathroom in northern Michigan.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports police were called Sunday night when Madonna's homeless brother, 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 confronted the officer, who brought him to the ground. Ciccone's face hit the floor and he required stitches.

Police say Ciccone's blood-alcohol level was 0.40 percent. Under Michigan law, the legal limit for driving is 0.08.

No attorney is listed for Ciccone, who was arraigned on the warrant and jailed.

Madonna's publicist, Liz Rosenberg, declined to comment. Madonna, 54, is a Michigan native and has seven siblings.

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