Celtics’ Jabari Bird Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting, Kidnapping Somebody

Celtics issue statement on reported Jabari Bird arrest

In a statement released after his arrest, the team confirmed it was "aware of the incident", but declined further comment on the specifics.

Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird was arrested on Friday and is facing charges after what authorities called a "domestic incident" in which he allegedly strangled, assaulted and kidnapped an unidentified person, the Boston Police Department said.

Police said complaints would be sought against Bird for assault and battery, strangulation and kidnapping.

Authorities in MA say an National Basketball Association player has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and assaulting an individual, though details were scant as of the latest reports available.

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According to the police, the 24-year-old Bird was guarded by police at the hospital while undergoing an evaluation. The victim was taken to a separate hospital for injuries sustained.

The Celtics selected Bird with the 58th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

Although details are scarce, the Celtics are clearly concerned, issuing a statement. Bird was on a two-way contract with the Celtics for most of his rookie season, only appearing in 13 games, starting in one.

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