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Detroit — A Warren police lieutenant has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested Wednesday night during a downtown Detroit dust up.

The lieutenant, whose name is being withheld by The Detroit News because he has not yet been charged, had gone to Detroit to attend Law Enforcement Night during a Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park.

At 11:52 p.m., Detroit police officers responded to a call about a disturbance at The Well, a bar at 1234 Randolph, four blocks south of the ballpark.

The lieutenant reportedly argued with the Detroit officers as they investigated the incident. He was placed under arrest and spent the night in police custody.

"The department is aware of the incident and the lieutenant has been placed on administrative leave until we complete our internal investigation," Warren Public Safety Director Jere Green said Thursday.

Detroit police officials were expected to seek charges of interfering with a police officer and possessing a firearm while intoxicated, although Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Maria Miller said as of Thursday afternoon her office had not yet received a warrant request.

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