Police: Celtics' Jabari Bird involved in domestic incident

The Associated Press
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 12: Jabari Bird #26 of the Boston Celtics handles the ball against the New York Knicks during the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League on July 12, 2018 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 12: Jabari Bird #26 of the Boston Celtics handles the ball against the New York Knicks during the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League on July 12, 2018 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird is facing several charges following a domestic incident in which a victim was injured, police said.

Bird, a second-round draft choice of the Celtics in 2017, signed a two-year contract with the team this summer after splitting his rookie season between Boston and the Maine Red Claws of the G-League.

''Jabari Bird is currently being guarded by the Boston Police at a local hospital for an evaluation after a domestic incident that occurred in Brighton on Friday,'' the department said in a brief statement Saturday. ''The victim involved in the incident was also transported to a separate hospital for treatment of injuries sustained.''

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Police said complaints would be sought against Bird for assault and battery, strangulation and kidnapping. He could be arraigned as early as Monday in Brighton District Court. Brighton is a neighborhood of Boston.

No other details were immediately released.

''We are aware of the incident involving Jabari Bird and are taking it very seriously,'' the Celtics said in a statement on Saturday. ''We are actively gathering information and will reserve further comment at this time.''

A message left with Bird's agent, Aaron Goodwin, was not immediately returned.

Bird, 24, played his college basketball at California where he earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention honors and led the Golden Bears in scoring in his final season at the school.

He appeared in 13 regular-season games for the Celtics last season, averaging 3.0 points per game.

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