The Dark Knight

Warner Bros.

Maybe they should have called it The Really Dark Knight.

Batman star Christian Bale has been arrested in London after turning himself in to a police station to undergo questioning on allegations that he assaulted his mother and sister.

The incident allegedly took place in the box-office champ's Dorchester Hotel room in London on Sunday, the day before the blockbuster film's European premiere.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson tells E! News that Bale presently faces "no charges, all we are saying at the moment is that a 34-year-old male attended a central London police station this morning, by appointment, and was arrested in connection with an allegation of assault.

"He currently remains in custody."

Per standard Scotland Yard procedure, suspects are not named until formally charged, but the age and allegation match up with the Bale reports.

It's unclear what exactly went down, but the Welsh-born Bale's 61-year-old mother, Jenny, and 40-year-old sister, Sharon, reportedly went to a Hampshire police station to make the allegation. The local cops subsequently turned the case over to London's Metropolitan Police.

Although his family lodged the charges prior to Monday night's premiere, police waited until today to question Bale to allow the event to go on without headline-grabbing interruption.

Bale made a promotional appearance on the U.K. morning show GMTV Monday morning, hours after the alleged assault, and he was his typical serious self. A production source tells E! News the actor "seemed fine" during the segment.

(Originally published July 22, 2008 at 6:18 a.m. PT.)

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