'Raymond' actor faces battery allegations

Garrett seen pushing camera outside restaurant

Authorities are investigating battery allegations against Emmy-winning actor Brad Garrett in an incident involving a photographer in West Hollywood.

Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Kristin Aloma said Garrett, 48, has not been arrested for the incident, which occurred late Tuesday or early Wednesday. She did not provide further details.

A video posted on celebrity gossip site TMZ.com shows photographers shooting and taping Garrett for about three minutes as he left a restaurant. As he approached his vehicle, Garrett briefly chased one photographer, then pushed the video camera of another paparazzo.

In the video, the man immediately claims Garrett broke his camera, though it shows him holding it up as if he was still filming. The men exchange words, and Garrett appears to challenge the paparazzo to a fight, but no punches were thrown.

A message left for Garrett's manager, Glenn Robbins, was not returned immediately.

Garrett stars in the Fox sitcom "'Til Death." He snagged three supporting-actor Emmys for his role on the comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond."
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