Justin Bieber Bodyguard Arrested for Roughing Up Photographer

Justin Bieber accepts the award for pop/rock favorite male artist at the 38th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, in Los Angeles.
AP Photo/Matt Sayles
Justin Bieber's Bodyguard Gets Arrested for Sending Photographer to the Hospital
Justin Bieber (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

(CBS) Justin Bieber's bodyguard was arrested earlier this week for allegedly "snapping" and sending a paparazzo to the hospital.

According to celebrity photographer Jason Nicholas, Bieber's bodyguard Kenneth Hamilton physically accosted him as he tried to snap a photo of the teen sensation leaving New York City's London Hotel last November.

Nicholas told E! News that he had been waiting outside the hotel for Kylie Minogue and saw Bieber exiting the building with his entourage.

"Bieber comes out with a small group, two bodyguards, one handler and one other person. Without blocking the door I stuck my camera out with my arm and shot him. (The bodyguard) snapped. He shoved me up against the SUV. He was super aggressive and it happened right in front of Bieber, who got right in the car."

However, what happened next really startled the photographer and left him feeling uneasy.

"When Bieber got into the car, he put his mouth to the glass and let out a roar, like a primal scream, with his mouth wide open, it was so odd," he tells E! News.

Nicholas claims that as a result of the incident he has suffered from back pain.

According to TMZ, Hamilton reported to a police station Wednesday to give a statement and was issued a desk appearance ticket; however, no court date has been set.