The 28-year-old actor was being disruptive during the first act of the performance, and smoking in the theater, TheWrap has confirmed. Police escorted him from the building during intermission in handcuffs.
Currently being held at the Midtown North police station, LaBeouf has been charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. A spokesperson for the NYPD told TheWrap that LaBeouf was “acting disorderly, smoking and appeared to be intoxicated inside the theater.”
Representatives for LaBeouf did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Tony-nominated star Benj Pasek commented on the incident, noting that he saw LaBeouf in tears as he was being escorted by six police officers.
Just saw Shia LaBeouf in handcuffs in tears surrounded by 6 police officers outside of CABARET the musical. Oh New York, u is a crazy bitch
– Benj Pasek (@benjpasek) June 27, 2014