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Green Bay Packers’ Andrew Quarless arrested Saturday on South Beach

Green Bay Packers' Andrew Quarless runs a drill during an NFL football mini camp Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis.
Green Bay Packers' Andrew Quarless runs a drill during an NFL football mini camp Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. AP

Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless, 26, was arrested early Saturday morning after firing a gun on South Beach.

Quarless ended up in police custody at around 5:30 a.m. after firing a gun twice in the air, according to a Miami Beach police report.

Police say Quarless and another man — who has yet to be identified — got into a verbal altercation with two women on Fifth Street and Lenox Avenue in Miami Beach.

Quarless, according to the report, exited his black Porsche Panamera and approached the womens' vehicle after they left a nearby parking garage.

"It progressively became hostile," Officer Michael Garcia wrote in the report.

That's when the two women began "raising their voices stating things as 'No get away' and 'leave me alone’."

The conversation escalated, leading Quarless to fire his semi-automatic handgun into the air, the report said, according to a witness.

After he fired two shots in the air, the football star returned to the car and left the area.

Police say he was arrested after being found on the sidewalk of Siena Tavern on Fourth Street and Washington Avenue "attempting to conceal himself and the black firearm in a nearby plant."

Officers later found the the gun "hidden in a potted plant."

Quarless was charged with discharging a firearm in public.

Quarless, who currently lives west of West Palm Beach — was drafted to the Green Bay Packers in 2010. Before that, he starred at Penn State under Joe Paterno. Last year, he played 16 games, catching 29 passes and three touchdowns.

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