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Paul Simon, Edie Brickell arrested in Connecticut

Published: Monday, April 28, 2014 10:31 a.m. CDT
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(Evan Agostini)
FILE - This April 2, 2012 file photo shows singer Paul Simon performing at "A Celebration of Paul Newman's Dream" to benefit "SeriousFun" an association of Hole in the Wall Camps at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. Police in Connecticut say Paul Simon and his wife, singer Edie Brickell, have been arrested on disorderly conduct charges. A New Canaan police spokeswoman provided no other details, except to say the arrests stemmed from an incident Saturday. An arraignment in Norwalk Superior Court is expected Monday afternoon. Simon is a 12-time Grammy winner and a member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame ó as half of the duo of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist. Brickell's "What I Am," recorded with her band the New Bohemians, was a hit in 1988. The two were married in 1992. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
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(Dan Steinberg)
FILE - This Jan. 26, 2014 file photo shows Edie Brickell in the press room after winning the award with Steve Martin for best American roots song, "Love Has Come For You," at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Police in Connecticut say Paul Simon and his wife, singer Edie Brickell, have been arrested on disorderly conduct charges. A New Canaan police spokeswoman provided no other details, except to say the arrests stemmed from an incident Saturday. An arraignment in Norwalk Superior Court is expected Monday afternoon. Simon is a 12-time Grammy winner and a member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame ó as half of the duo of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist. Brickell's "What I Am," recorded with her band the New Bohemians, was a hit in 1988. The two were married in 1992. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Police in Connecticut say Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, have been arrested on disorderly conduct charges.

New Canaan police provided no details Monday, except to say officers responded to investigate a "family dispute" involving the singers Saturday night.

The 72-year-old Simon and 47-year-old Brickell were released and an arraignment is scheduled for Monday in Norwalk.

A phone number for Simon is unlisted and his agent in Los Angeles did not immediately return a call seeking comment. An agent for Brickell did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Simon is a 12-time Grammy winner and member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame — as half of the duo of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist.

The two were married in 1992.

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