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Paul Simon, wife arrested on domestic violence charges

Paul Simon, wife arrested on domestic violence charges

TAKEN INTO CUSTODY: Paul Simon was arrested on Saturday. Photo: Associated Press

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Grammy Award-winning singer Paul Simon and his wife, singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, have been arrested in Connecticut on domestic violence charges, local police said on Monday.

New Canaan police officers responded to a family dispute around 8:20 p.m. on Saturday, and both Simon and his wife were charged with disorderly conduct, the police department said in a news release. The two were released on a promise to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday.

Simon, 72, was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as part of the duo Simon and Garfunkel in 2003, and is a member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame, according to his website.

A man who answered the phone at a New Canaan residence listed as Simon’s in property records said that neither Simon nor Brickell, 48, were available and would not comment on any charges. The man declined to identify himself.

The couple has been married for more than 20 years and they are parents to three children together.

(Reporting by Curtis Skinner and Chris Francescani in New York; Editing by Scott Malone and Nick Zieminski)

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