ENTERTAINMENT

Justin Bieber's arrest warrant in Argentina revoked by judge but charges stand

Justin Bieber can return to Argentina after a court in the South American country revoked an arrest warrant issued against him for a 2013 incident in Buenos Aires.

TMZ reported an Argentinian court notified Interpol to withdraw the outstanding arrest against the 21-year-old pop singer and take it out of its system.

A court official familiar with the case who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to provide such information confirmed the decision to the Associated Press.

The international arrest warrant was issued against Bieber in April ordering the “immediate detention” of the singer and two of his bodyguards.

However, the charges against Bieber and his crew have not been dropped, the court source told the AP. 

The “Never Say Never” singer was accused of sending his bodyguards to attack a photographer outside a Buenos Aires nightclub during his tumultuous 2013 South American tour that also included him defiling the Argentinian flag on stage. He apologized for the flag incident.

During the same trip, Bieber also got into trouble with police for allegedly spraying graffiti in Brazil and Colombia. While in Brazil the singer was also spotted leaving a known brothel in downtown Rio de Janeiro as well as videotaped in bed with a prostitute.

Bieber has not returned to Argentina since to respond to questions surrounding the incident.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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