Renowned “Fight Club” actor Edward Norton was investigated after an alleged altercation this week with a paparazzo in New York City.
The New York Police Department probed claims made by photographer Alain Becerra-Calderon, who alleges that he suffered a “tissue contusion” to his finger when Norton shoved his camera away, the New York Post reports.
The incident occurred around noon on Tuesday, when Becerra-Calderon approached Norton with a cell phone camera on a midtown Manhattan street.
“I got a quick question: ‘People say you look like me. Is that true?’” Becerra-Calderon asked Norton, according to the New York Post.
Norton reacted angrily, asking “Why are you stalking me?,” before shoving the paparazzo’s camera out of his face.
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The physical confrontation prompted Becerra-Calderon to check into Beth Israel Hospital, where he was treated for a “tissue contusion” on his middle finger, the New York Post reports. He also filed harassment charges against Norton with the NYPD.
"He went to the hospital claiming hand pain. … It was classified as harassment," an NYPD spokesperson told E! News.
Police investigators have already ruled out criminal charges for Norton, citing a lack of witnesses to the altercation, E! News reports. Becerra-Calderon has yet to declare if he will pursue a civil suit against the 43-year-old actor, telling the New York Post that he’s “discussing that with [his] attorney.”
“[Norton] needs to learn to control his temper. ... I asked if I could ask a question, and he grabbed my phone,” the photographer told the New York Post. He added that the incident was “very, very scary.”
Norton’s representatives have yet to comment on the situation.