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Paul Simon, Edie Brickell arrested and charged with disorderly conduct

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This April 2, 2012 file photo shows singer Paul Simon performing at "A Celebration of Paul Newman's Dream" in New York. Police in Connecticut say Paul Simon and his wife, singer Edie Brickell, have been arrested on disorderly conduct charges.AP

Police in Connecticut say Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, were arrested on disorderly conduct charges.

"On Saturday, April 26, 2014, at approximately 8:20 p.m., New Canaan officers responded to a location in New Canaan to investigate a Family Dispute," a police spokesperson said in a statement sent to FOX411. 

Police say they found probable cause to arrest both Simon and Brickell. 

A caller from the singers' home dialed 911 Saturday night and hung up, police chief Leon Krolikowski said at a news conference Monday. Officers who responded found minor injuries and believed it was a case of domestic violence, he said. He did not say who was injured.

Simon and Brickell, who have been married for more than two decades, were each given a misdemeanor summons and one of them agreed to leave and go to another location, Krolikowski said.

"There was aggressiveness on both sides," he said. "They're both victims and they have children involved and we're trying to be very cautious of that."

At Monday's hearing, Simon and Brickell each said the other was not a threat. Judge William J. Wenzel said he did not see a need for a protective order.

"We're going to go back home today," Simon said. "We're going to watch our son play baseball." 

Simon, 72, and Brickell, 48, were asked to return to court on May 16.

An attorney for the pair said the event that led to their arrest was "much less than nothing."

Lawyer Allan Cramer told reporters he is representing both singers. He said the two get along fine.

"These people have had a wonderful life together and they've never had these types of problems," he said. 

Simon is a 12-time Grammy winner and a member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame — as half of the duo of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist.

Brickell's "What I Am," recorded with her band the New Bohemians, was a hit in 1988.

Simon and Brickell were married in 1992. They have three children together.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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