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Biden's niece in custody after scuffling with officers, fighting roommate, police say

Sept. 15, 2013: Vice President Joe Biden speaks during Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraising steak fry dinner in Indianola, Iowa.

Sept. 15, 2013: Vice President Joe Biden speaks during Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraising steak fry dinner in Indianola, Iowa.  (AP)

The niece of Vice President Joe Biden is in police custody in New York City.

Police said Tuesday that they took Caroline Biden into custody after responding to a report of a dispute at her Tribeca apartment.

Police said the 26-year-old scuffled with officers as they tried to break up a fight between her and her roommate.

Charges are pending.

The vice president's office declined to comment.