Columbus Short

Scandal star Columbus Short was involved in a bar fight earlier this month, and may face criminal battery charges as a result, according to TMZ.

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Short, who plays Harrison Wright on the ABC drama, got into an argument with another patron at Gabe's Bar and Grill in Los Angeles on March 15, TMZ reports. The other patron allegedly made a remark to Short about Short's wife, which resulted in Short allegedly punching the man and hastily leaving the bar.

The man was unconscious for several minutes and was later taken to a nearby hospital, according to TMZ. Police are now investigating and may charge Short with battery.