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Musician Cisco Adler arrested in Fargo following bar brawl

UPDATED 11:55 a.m.

FARGO - Police here arrested musician Cisco Adler early Thursday morning after witnesses said he punched an employee in the nose following a brawl after his performance at The Hub.

Authorities were called to The Hub about 12:24 a.m. with a report of 15 people brawling and fighting security and management on the northeast corner of the building, according to police dispatch logs.

Police arrived to find several people scuffling, Fargo police Lt. Pat Claus said. Witnesses told police Adler had gotten into a disagreement with another male at the club. As he was being escorted out of the club, he allegedly punched an employee in the nose, Claus said.

Adler, 30, was arrested on suspicion of simple assault and booked into the Cass County Jail. There were no problems with the arrest, Claus said, adding the employee made a citizen's arrest before police arrived.

Adler was released from jail at 1:26 a.m. after posting $500 cash bail, according to jail officials.

Adler is the former frontman for the band Whitestarr. He left the band in 2008. Adler is well-known for his romantic relationships with models and actresses, including Mischa Barton, Kimberly Stewart, Lauren Conrad and Paris Hilton, according to his Wikipedia entry.

Adler is the son of music producer and director Lou Adler, the entry states.

He was in town Wednesday performing at The Venue with hip-hop artist Schwayze. He is slated to perform tonight in St. Paul, according to his MySpace page.

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