Bangkok - Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner sustained a minor injury in a pub brawl at Thailand's Phuket Island resort, which ended with the arrest of six of the pub's employees, police said on Friday.
"Renner was not really involved in the incident but he was hit in the arm by a flying glass during the brawl," Phuket Police Lieutenant Colonel Jamlune Paiduang said in a telephone interview.
Renner, who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his lead role in The Hurt Locker, was visiting the Carnala-Rachada Pub with friends in Phuket town, 690km south of Bangkok, when a fight broke out at 04:30 on Wednesday, well past the legal closing time of 01:00.
Police said the brawl started after Vorasit Issara, a member of Renner's party, dropped a glass, drawing the attention of the pub's guards and staff.
Bodyguards attending Vorasit, the general manager of his family-owned Sri Panwa Resort, intervened and a melee ensued.
"There were chairs and glasses flying everywhere," Jamlune said.
Vorasit, who sustained a knife wound in the stomach and an axe wound in the neck, was hospitalised.
Police arrested six of the pub staff and charged them with attempted murder.
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