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Actress Laura McCulloch arrested by Santa Monica police

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Australian actress Laura McCulloch, who had been reported missing by her family, was in custody Tuesday following her arrest in Santa Monica on suspicion of public intoxication and resisting arrest, according to authorities and published reports.

McCulloch, 37, was arrested by Santa Monica police at 9:21 p.m. Friday and was being held in lieu of $20,000 bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s inmate information website.

She remained in custody on Tuesday, according to the sheriff’s website.

McCulloch’s family had reached out earlier to the public and media, saying she had gone missing after going on a date with someone she met online. According to the family, she was last seen Friday at a restaurant in Santa Monica, after which she failed to show up for her job as a nanny and also missed a yoga class.

The family filed a missing-person report with the Los Angeles Police Department, and reached out to media outlets for help publicizing her disappearance.

But Santa Monica police confirmed Monday that McCullouch had actually been arrested and was in jail.

Police told TMZ officers responded to the 3rd Street Promenade Friday night on a call of a battery, and when officers got to the scene, they were told that McCulloch “threw a drink at a fellow diner and their kid.”

“Police say when they approached her, she showed obvious signs of intoxication and charged at the officers while shouting expletives,” TMZ reported. “Cops say they tried to calm her down, but Laura continued being aggressive … and when police went to detain her, officers say she became physically combative, kicking at officers and biting a cop on the shoulder.”

McCulloch was booked into Santa Monica Jail early Saturday morning on suspicion of public intoxication and resisting arrest, police told TMZ.

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