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under arrest

In police custody, as after committing a crime. The policeman stated that the criminal was under arrest and then handcuffed him.

*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

In police custody, as in They put him under arrest and charged him with stealing a car. [Late 1300s]
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"You're under arrest. Get into the car," he said, according to Shaffer.
After seeing the illegal bird parts and the suspected cocaine, the undercover agents identified themselves and told the suspect that he was going to be placed under arrest. The agents then called for backup officers to enter the home.
The kit also contains a button to activate a sound chip; press it, and it tells the officer that you will only exit the vehicle for the officer's safety or if under arrest.
At 6:59 p.m., he radioed the Sheriff's Office that he was coming in accompanied by the individual who was not under arrest. At 7 p.m., the deputy made a radio call, identified himself, and said that he had been shot while en route to the station.
Thanks for Marcellus Hall's article and illustrations about being arrested at the Republican Convention in New York ("Under Arrest," October issue).
District Judge George Kazen's June 5, 2000 letter, Subject: Consular notification of persons under arrest or detention, said in part that "...the State Department traditionally looks to the arresting or detaining officers as the persons primarily responsible for notifying the foreign Consul.