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Justin Bieber with family after arrest

Justin Bieber arrives at 52 Division in Toronto on Jan. 29, 2014. CITYNEWS

Justin Bieber is out of custody and likely at his father’s home after he was arrested and charged with assault on Wednesday.

The teen pop star surrendered to Toronto police on Wednesday night in connection with the alleged assault of a limo driver on Dec. 29, 2013. A court date has been set for March 10.

According to a photo his father Jeremy Bieber posted on Twitter on Thursday morning, Bieber is now at home with his family.

Lawyer Michael Lacy told CityNews that Bieber was photographed, fingerprinted and released on Wednesday and is likely subject to standard conditions.

“There’s no one that signed bail for him. He’s on a release where he would have signed on his own undertaking,” Lacy said.

The conditions include good behaviour and not contacting the limo driver.

Bieber is also facing charges in Miami. He has pleaded not guilty to resisting arrest, driving under the influence and driving with an expired licence. The next court date for those charges is Feb. 14.

Social media reaction to arrest

Bieber’s father wasn’t the only one taking to social media after the arrest. Toronto Police officer Chris Boddy tweeted that “nobody is above the law.” He later clarified that the Tweet did not address Bieber specifically.


Fans of Bieber, meanwhile, seemed more interested in the music video that was released while Bieber was in custody.

On Thursday morning, #JustinIsNakedInTheConfidentVideo was trending worldwide on Twitter.  Confident is the name of the song featured in the video.

In Toronto, #ConfidentMusicVideo was the No. 1 Twitter trend and “Justin Bieber”  — without the hashtag — wasn’t far behind.

There was some online speculation that Bieber had recorded a 12-second promotional video for the music video while inside 52 Division. Police said Thursday that was not true.

Toronto Coun. Adam Vaughan, whose ward includes 52 Division — which was where Bieber turned himself in — joked to reporters at city hall saying, “What’s the difference between Rob Ford and Justin Bieber? Bieber shoots and cuts his own videos.” Check out online reaction to Bieber’s arrest below:

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