(CNN) -- Actor Sam Worthington, best known for his leading role in the 2009 blockbuster "Avatar," was arrested Sunday after getting into an altercation with a photographer, New York City police said.
Worthington is accused of punching photographer Sheng Li in the face after Li allegedly kicked Worthington's 26-year-old female companion in the shins, according to NYPD Detective Kellyann Ort.
The department would not release the name of Worthington's companion.
The incident occurred at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Greenwich Village.
Worthington was issued a desk appearance ticket and was released, according to Ort. Li, a 37-year-old photographer who lives in Manhattan, was held for arraignment. He does not have press credentials.
No one was hospitalized, Ort said.
The guy wasn't even a real press photographer. I'd punch him too.