Celtics guard Jabari Bird arrested after 'domestic incident' Friday night


Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird is behind bars after being arrested for reportedly assaulting, strangling and kidnapping someone.

WBZ-TV's I-Team first reported that Bird is now in custody at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, where he is being evaluated.

Bad news overnight for the Celtics and Jabari Bird.

Authorities in MA say an National Basketball Association player has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and assaulting an individual, though details were scant as of the latest reports available.

The victim was being treated at a separate hospital for injuries sustained in the alleged assault.

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Bird, selected by the Celtics with the 56th pick of the 2017 draft, spent his rookie season splitting time between Boston and the developmental G League on a two-way contract.

"He is expected to appear in Brighton District Court on Monday, where complaints will be sought against him", Sergeant John Boyle, a spokesman for the Boston Police Department, said.

Celtics president Danny Ainge declined to comment to multiple outlets this morning, though the team released a statement.

Bird, who was drafted past year, will appear in court Monday, where he will be officially charged.