MONTREAL – Randy Quaid has been arrested in Canada for the second time this year.
The circumstances behind the arrest are unclear, but his wife, Evi Quaid, said Wednesday her husband was detained Tuesday morning after attending a regular check-in with Canada Border Service officials in Montreal.
Immigration and Refugee Board spokesman Robert Gervais confirmed the arrest and said Quaid will have a detention review hearing Thursday.
Officials were unable to provide any further details. Quaid and his Canadian wife fled the U.S. in 2010, saying they were victims of persecution.
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They’ve sought to stay in Canada and have said they were being hunted by “Hollywood star-whackers,” but they face legal problems in the U.S.
Quaid’s bid for permanent residency in Canada was denied in 2012.