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Cuba Gooding Jr. wanted in New Orleans on battery charge

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. attends a Vanity Fair party off with Chrysler celebrating "The Fighter" held Feb. 21, 2011, in Hollywood, Calif. Getty

(CBS/AP) Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is wanted in New Orleans in connection with a brawl at a French Quarter bar.

Police spokeswoman Remi Braden said a warrant for the 44-year-old actor's arrest was issued Tuesday in connection with an alleged municipal battery. She was working to confirm details.

The New Orleans Police Department confirmed to ET that the incident occurred early Tuesday at The Old Absinthe House on Bourbon Street

Gooding, who won an best supporting actor Oscar for "Jerry Maguire," is in New Orleans filming "The Butler" with Oprah Winfrey and Lenny Kravitz. His publicist said a statement would be issued later Tuesday.

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