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Lindsay Lohan arrested on assault charge in NYC

Lindsay Lohan, second from right, is escorted from the 10th Precinct police station, with her face shielded, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in New York after being charged for allegedly striking a woman at a nightclub. Police say Lohan was arrested at 4 a.m. and charged with third-degree assault. They say she got into the argument with another woman at Club Avenue in Manhattan and struck the woman in face with her hand. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)Lindsay Lohan, second from right, is escorted from the 10th Precinct police station, with her face shielded, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in New York after being charged for allegedly striking a woman at a nightclub. Police say Lohan was arrested at 4 a.m. and charged with third-degree assault. They say she got into the argument with another woman at Club Avenue in Manhattan and struck the woman in face with her hand. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested Thursday after police said she hit a woman during an argument at a New York City nightclub.

The "Mean Girls" and "Freaky Friday" star was arrested at 4 a.m. and charged with third-degree assault.

Lindsay Lohan, center, is escorted from the 10th Precinct police station, with her face shielded, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in New York after being charged for allegedly striking a woman at a nightclub. Police say Lohan was arrested at 4 a.m. and charged with third-degree assault. They say she got into the argument with another woman at Club Avenue in Manhattan and struck the woman in face with her hand. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)Lindsay Lohan, center, is escorted from the 10th Precinct police station, with her face shielded, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in New York after being charged for allegedly striking a woman at a nightclub. Police say Lohan was arrested at 4 a.m. and charged with third-degree assault. They say she got into the argument with another woman at Club Avenue in Manhattan and struck the woman in face with her hand. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

She left a police precinct nearly four hours later with a black jacket pulled over her head. She was wearing leggings, a green mini dress and high-heels, and drove off in a black SUV with a driver, a woman and another man who was seen going in and out of the precinct.

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2012 photo, actress Lindsay Lohan attends a dinner celebrating the premiere of "Liz & Dick" at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lohan is under arrest and charged with third-degree assault Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 after police say she hit a woman during an argument at a New York City nightclub. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2012 photo, actress Lindsay Lohan attends a dinner celebrating the premiere of "Liz & Dick" at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lohan is under arrest and charged with third-degree assault Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 after police say she hit a woman during an argument at a New York City nightclub. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

She allegedly got into the spat with another woman at Club Avenue, in Manhattan's Chelsea section. She struck the woman in the face with her hand, police said. The woman did not require medical attention.

Lohan's publicist did not immediately return a call for comment.

Lindsay Lohan, second from right, is escorted from the 10th Precinct police station, with her face shielded, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in New York after being charged for allegedly striking a woman at a nightclub. Police say Lohan was arrested at 4 a.m. and charged with third-degree assault. They say she got into the argument with another woman at Club Avenue in Manhattan and struck the woman in face with her hand. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)Lindsay Lohan, second from right, is escorted from the 10th Precinct police station, with her face shielded, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in New York after being charged for allegedly striking a woman at a nightclub. Police say Lohan was arrested at 4 a.m. and charged with third-degree assault. They say she got into the argument with another woman at Club Avenue in Manhattan and struck the woman in face with her hand. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

The arrest is Lohan's latest brush with law enforcement in New York City.

She was involved in a NYPD investigation in September after alleging a man had assaulted her in a New York hotel, but charges against the man were later dropped.

With a jacket covering her head, Lindsay Lohan is escorted from the 10th Precinct police station,Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in New York after being charged for allegedly striking a woman at a nightclub. Police say Lohan was arrested at 4 a.m. and charged with third-degree assault. They say she got into the argument with another woman at Club Avenue in Manhattan and struck the woman in face with her hand. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)With a jacket covering her head, Lindsay Lohan is escorted from the 10th Precinct police station,Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in New York after being charged for allegedly striking a woman at a nightclub. Police say Lohan was arrested at 4 a.m. and charged with third-degree assault. They say she got into the argument with another woman at Club Avenue in Manhattan and struck the woman in face with her hand. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

Also in September, the actress was accused of clipping a man with her car outside another Manhattan nightclub, but prosecutors chose not to move ahead with charges.

In October, police were called to her childhood home on Long Island after a report of a fight between her and her mother. An investigation revealed "no criminality."

The actress was also involved in a car accident in California this summer that sent her and an assistant to a hospital, but didn't result in serious injuries for anyone. The accident remains under investigation.

In May, she was cleared of allegations that she struck a Hollywood nightclub manager with her car.

Lohan remains on informal probation for taking a necklace from a jewelry store without permission last year. That means she doesn't have to check in with a judge or probation officer but could face a jail term if arrested again.

Her latest film, "Liz & Dick," in which she portrays screen icon Elizabeth Taylor, premiered on Lifetime on Sunday.

Lohan also recently filmed "The Canyons," an indie film written by "Less Than Zero" and "American Psycho" author Bret Easton Ellis.