The former One Directioner was involved in a scuffle with a photographer while catching a flight with his girlfriend Eleanor Calder at LAX in Los Angeles Saturday morning. The two were arriving home from Las Vegas.
According to the Daily Mail, the photog made a citizen's arrest following the brawl.
"The paparazzi provoked and caused the altercation that occurred with Louis at the airport this morning," said lawyer Martin Singer.
"This is not the first or last time that a paparazzo has created an altercation with a celebrity. While the altercation was going on with the paparazzi, three other individuals were attacking his girlfriend during this incident and he came to her defense."
A police report says Tomlinson was ordered to pay $20,000 bail, but he was released from jail after several hours without having to pay it.
Just hold on, Louis.