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NHL's Sean Avery accused of shoving LA officer

August 5, 2011 12:14:37 AM PDT
An NHL player was arrested after he allegedly shoved police officer at his home in Hollywood Hills early Friday morning.

Authorities say officers responded to a noise complaint at the home of New York Rangers player Sean Avery in the 8000 block of Highland Terrace at about 1 a.m.

Police say when Avery answered the front door, he shoved an officer and then slammed the door shut. But when officers knocked a second time, police say he was cooperative.

The 31-year-old hockey player was booked on suspicion of battery on a police officer. He was held on $20,000 bail.

The officer was not injured.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.