Hollywood star Uma Thurman has been arrested on suspicion of murder, according to police reports today.
The actress, star of 'Pulp Fiction', was detained this afternoon at Phuket International Airport in Thailand, as she attempted to board a flight to Mexico. A spokesman for the Royal Thai Police said that Thurman was being detained in connection with the discovery of a bound body in a Bangkok hotel room earlier today.**
Royal Thai Police spokesman Ong Bak said, "we can confirm that we have a person in custody who we believe can help us with our inquiries. We are especially interested in this person's explanation of a japanese katana found near the scene, and a yellow jumpsuit in her luggage. However, we are releasing no further details at this time".
US Consular officials are believed to be on their way to Phuket, and a State Department official said that an official statement would be released shortly.