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Nicolas Cage’s Son, Weston, Arrested For Assault With Deadly Weapon: REPORT

Police arrested Nicolas Cage's son, Weston Coppola Cage, 33, on Wednesday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Weston was taken into police custody at 7 a.m. and arrested at the police station by 7:57 a.m., according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department records. Page 6A police spokesperson said the arrest was in connection to an altercation that occurred in April, but did not say what it was about or why it took several weeks to arrest him on charges, Page Six reported. The Sun reported that the arrest was the result of Weston's mental health crisis several weeks ago, during which he allegedly punched his mother, Christina Fulton. No information has yet been released about the type of weapon allegedly used. Details about Weston's arrest continue to emerge.

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 3: Weston Cage and Nicolas Cage photographed in Los Angeles, California on August 3, 2015. (Photo: Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) Getty Images

A source familiar with the situation previously said the LAPD was pursuing Weston after he was allegedly physically violent towards his mother, which allegedly began as an argument and then escalated. TMZ.

At the time, it was reported that Fulton had been trying to comfort her son, who had an emotional breakdown, when he attacked her.

According to TMZ, Weston, a mixed martial artist, is believed to have fled his mother's house before police arrived on the scene. (Related article: Nicolas Cage reveals why he's quitting Hollywood)

Beverly Hills, CA – September 16: Nicolas Cage and Weston Coppola Cage at the Quiver Distribution Premiere "Running with the devil" Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills, California, September 16, 2019. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage) Getty Images

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – SEPTEMBER 16: Nicolas Cage and Weston Coppola Cage arrive at the premiere of Quiver Distribution's Running With The Devil at the Writers Guild Theater on September 16, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage) Getty Images

A source close to the family said they “knew” the arrest was imminent but “needless to say it's a massive shock.” Sun.

Weston was released on $150,000 bail, paid by Cage, according to The Sun.

This story continues to unfold.

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