In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, Aron Ralston, author and subject of the film "127 Hours," attends the film's premiere at Chelsea Clearview Cinema in New York. Authorities say Ralston, who gained widespread attention when he cut off his forearm to free himself after becoming trapped by a dislodged boulder in a Utah canyon, was arrested Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 in Denver for domestic violence.
DENVER (AP) - A man who cut off his forearm to free himself from a
dislodged boulder in a Utah canyon was arrested in Denver on allegations
of domestic violence.
Authorities say Aron Ralston and his girlfriend, Vita Shannon, were
both booked Sunday on charges of assault and "wrongs to minors." Police
say the second charge is used when children are present during an
incident but not necessarily hurt.
Police documents say Ralston and Shannon had an altercation with their 8-week-old child present.
Messages left with Ralston's publisher, Simon & Schuster, weren't returned.
Ralston cut off his arm to free himself in 2003. He detailed his
struggles in a book, which was adapted into the movie "127 Hours."
Booking documents don't indicate if Ralston or Shannon has an attorney. They're scheduled to appear in court Monday.
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