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OTRC: Paul Simon, wife Edie Brickell arrested after reported domestic dispute

Left - Paul Simon performs at a concert in New York City on April 2, 2012. Right - Edir Brickell appears at a New York City studio on Jan. 26, 2011. (Evan Agostini / Bruce Gilbert / AP Photos)

Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell were arrested for disorderly conduct in New Canaan, Connecticut, following an apparent domestic dispute.

In a statement obtained by OTRC.com, officers responded to a hang up 911 call from Simon and Brickell's residence. They arrived at the home to investigate the dispute at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. Upon arrival, police discovered that physical violence had taken place, with the two sustaining very minor injuries.

UPDATE at 1 p.m. ET: The two appeared in court and were each charged with disorderly conduct. They requested that no protection orders be issued and indicated they would like their case dismissed, ABC News reported.

Simon, 72, is renowned as one of the best American musicians of all time. His work as a songwriter and performer has earned him 12 Grammy awards throughout his career, including a Grammy Hall of Fame Award for the iconic Simon & Garfunkel album "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Brickell, 47, is a former musician who fronted the 1980s folk band "Edie Brickell & New Bohemians," known for the song "What I Am."

(Pictured: Left - Paul Simon performs at a concert in New York City on April 2, 2012. Right - Edir Brickell appears at a New York City studio on Jan. 26, 2011. Credit: Evan Agostini / Bruce Gilbert / AP Photos)

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