under arrest


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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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It is dangerous, particularly in drug cases, for an undercover officer to notify a suspect that he is an undercover officer and then tell the suspect that he is under arrest, as was done in Bramble.
For example, when placing someone under arrest the officers could search the subject and the immediate area surrounding that subject incident to arrest.
he radioed the Sheriff's Office that he was coming in accompanied by the individual who was not under arrest.
The driver was placed under arrest for driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated in violation of Wisconsin law.
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.