Man who amputated arm arrested on assault charges
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In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, Aron Ralston, author and subject of the film "127 Hours," attends the film's premiere at Chelsea Clearview Cinema in New York. Authorities say 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, was arrested Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 in Denver for domestic violence. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, Aron Ralston, author and subject of the film "127 Hours," attends the film's premiere at Chelsea Clearview Cinema in New York. Authorities say 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, was arrested Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 in Denver for domestic violence. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
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This photo provided by Denver Police shows Aron Ralston, 38. Ralston, who cut off his forearm to free himself after becoming trapped by a dislodged boulder in a Utah canyon, has been arrested in Denver for domestic violence. He was booked into the Downtown Detention Center on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 on charges of assault and wrongs to minors. Ralston was hiking in 2003 when he became trapped by a boulder and was forced to 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." (AP Photo/Denver Police)
This photo provided by Denver Police shows Aron Ralston, 38. Ralston, who cut off his forearm to free himself after becoming trapped by a dislodged boulder in a Utah canyon, has been arrested in Denver for domestic violence. He was booked into the Downtown Detention Center on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 on charges of assault and wrongs to minors. Ralston was hiking in 2003 when he became trapped by a boulder and was forced to 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." (AP Photo/Denver Police)
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DENVER (AP) — A man who cut off his forearm to free himself from a dislodged boulder in a Utah canyon was arrested in Denver on allegations of domestic violence.

Authorities say Aron Ralston and his girlfriend, Vita Shannon, were both booked Sunday on charges of assault and "wrongs to minors." Police say the second charge is used when children are present during an incident but not necessarily hurt.

Police documents say Ralston and Shannon had an altercation with their 8-week-old child present.

Messages left with Ralston's publisher, Simon & Schuster, weren't returned.

Ralston cut off his arm to free himself in 2003. He detailed his struggles in a book, which was adapted into the movie "127 Hours."

Booking documents don't indicate if Ralston or Shannon has an attorney. They're scheduled to appear in court Monday.



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