Actor Wendell Pierce was arrested early Saturday morning at an Atlanta hotel, police said.

According to celebrity gossip website TMZ, Pierce, a staunch Hillary Clinton backer, allegedly physically assaulted a woman supporting Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders after a heated conversation in the Loews Atlanta Hotel lobby around 3:30 a.m. ET.

Officials with the Atlanta Police Department have released little details regarding the incident, but say the arrest happened at the hotel where Pierce was a guest.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said Pierce is in town shooting the film One Last Thing.

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