Aron Ralston Arrested for Domestic Assault

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Aron Ralston, the hiker who made global headlines in 2003 when he chopped off his own forearm after being trapped by a boulder while hiking in Utah, has been arrested.

According to The Associated Press, Ralston has been booked on charges of domestic assault.

Further details are unavailable at this time, though we know the incident took place in Denver.

Ralston, 38, is scheduled to appear in court today.

A decade ago, he was hiking by himself in a Utah canyon when a giant dislodged rock nearly killed him, prompting the self-mutilation that saved his life.

Ralston chronicled the accident in a book that was later turned into a movie and which starred James Franco, who was nominated for Best Actor for his portrayal of the hiker.

Aron Ralston Mug Shot
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