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Paparazzi fight breaks out at LAX, airport police say

March 27, 2010 |  1:34 pm

A paparazzo was arrested Friday night after fighting with a competitor curbside at Los Angeles International Airport while jostling for shots of the British singer Pixie Lott, according to airport police.

Around 10 p.m. “there was pushing and shoving for position and a fight ensued” between two of the paparazzi, said Sgt. Belinda Nettles, a spokeswoman for the airport police. Stefan Saad, 42, was arrested on suspicion of battery with great bodily injury, which is a felony, police said.

The other person involved in the scuffle was treated at local hospital, but Nettles said she did not have any information about his condition.

Saad was booked on $50,000 bail and released at around 3:30a.m. Saturday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department website.

-- Maeve Reston and Ruben Vives

Photo: British singer Pixie Lott. Mercury Records Music Group