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*under arrest

arrested and in the custody of the police in preparation for the filing of a charge. (*Typically: be ~; put someone ~.) Stop where you are! You are under arrest! Am I under arrest, officer? What did I do?

under arrest

held by police in connection with a crime Police claim they have one of the gunmen under arrest.

under arrest

In police custody, as in They put him under arrest and charged him with stealing a car. [Late 1300s]
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For example, when placing someone under arrest the officers could search the subject and the immediate area surrounding that subject incident to arrest.
When the IRS Agent arrived at the scene, he placed the suspect under arrest.
When the housekeeper knocked on the hotel room door and announced "Housekeeping," the suspect opened the door to discover agents with pointed guns announcing that he was under arrest.
For example, the police may knock on a suspect's door, demand entry, and then announce that he is under arrest when he appears "in the doorway"; or the police may surround a suspect's residence and demand that he surrender.
George,(23) the suspect opened his door when police knocked and submitted to them when told he was under arrest.
The suspect opened the door and allowed the agents to enter and place him under arrest.