Police: Man Cited for Attacking Flavor Flav at Vegas Casino - NBC Southern California

Police: Man Cited for Attacking Flavor Flav at Vegas Casino

Police said the rapper and reality television star was treated at a hospital for minor injuries after the late Tuesday incident

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    Police in Las Vegas say a 44-year-old man who served prison time for manslaughter faces a misdemeanor battery charge in an attack involving entertainer Flavor Flav at a casino.

    Officer Laura Meltzer said Thursday the rapper and reality television star, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., was treated at a hospital for minor injuries after the late Tuesday incident at the South Point.

    Meltzer says the alleged attacker, Ugandi Howard, was given a summons to appear March 6 in Las Vegas Justice Court.

    Meltzer confirmed that Howard served prison time in Nevada for manslaughter and gang affiliation charges. Prison records show he was released in 2005.

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    Video aired by website TMZ shows a man punching Drayton amid slot machines on the casino floor.

    An attempt to reach Howard by telephone was unsuccessful. It was not clear if he has a lawyer.