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'127 Hours' Subject Aron Ralston Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

Aron Ralston
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Aron Ralston

James Franco portrayed the adventurer -- who was forced to cut off his forearm after getting trapped by a boulder in a Utah canyon -- in the 2010 movie.

DENVER — Authorities say Aron Ralston, who gained widespread attention when he cut off his forearm to free himself after becoming trapped by a dislodged boulder in a Utah canyon, has been arrested in Denver over allegations of domestic violence.

The 38-year-old was booked Sunday on charges of assault and wrongs to minors. Police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez tells The Associated Press she can't release any details until she speaks with a domestic violence detective.

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Ralston was hiking in 2003 when he became trapped by a boulder and cut off his own arm to free himself. He went on to detail his struggles in a book, and his story was later adapted into the movie 127 Hours. James Franco portrayed Ralston in the 2010 movie, which was directed by Danny Boyle. The movie was nominated for six Oscars, including best picture and best actor for Franco.

Booking documents don't indicate if Ralston has an attorney. He's scheduled to appear in court Monday.