Empire” actor Bryshere Gray has been arrested in Arizona on accusations of abusing his wife, police said.
Police responded to a Circle K gas station in the Phoenix suburb of Goodyear around 10:15 p.m. on Sunday to assist a woman who needed help.
The woman had flagged someone down near Gray’s home, saying her husband assaulted her, police said. The citizen drove the woman to the Circle K and called 911.
When police arrived, they said the woman had visible injuries on her body. She told them Gray also strangled her, and she was taken to a hospital, authorities said.
Gray refused to leave his home when police arrived, so a SWAT team and crisis negotiators were called to help. He was taken into custody around 7 a.m. Monday, roughly nine hours after police responded to the 911 call.
He now faces a number of charges including assault, aggravated assault (strangulation) and disorderly conduct.