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Lohan's father in custody again

Lindsay Lohan's estranged father was back in police custody on Thursday, hours after being released from jail on domestic violence charges.

Tampa police responded to a emergency call from Michael Lohan's on-and-off girlfriend early on Thursday. Kate Major told police that the 51-year-old made a harassing phone call to her shortly after being released from jail on Wednesday.

The actress's father called again while police were at Major's apartment. Major, 28, put the call on speaker so police could hear. After hearing what Lohan said, the police department notified the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office of a violation of the pre-trial release orders that he stay away from Major and an arrest order was authorised.

Police went to the Tahitian Inn in Tampa, where Lohan was reportedly staying. According to police, he spotted the officers and jumped off a third-floor balcony in an attempt to escape.

Lohan was arrested after a short chase. He was taken into police custody and taken to the Hillsborough County Jail. There, deputies suspected he may have broken his foot when he jumped off the balcony, so he was taken to Tampa General Hospital for evaluation.

Authorities said he will be returned to the jail once he's been cleared by doctors.

Lohan was arrested Tuesday on domestic violence charges involving Major, a former reporter for the Star tabloid. Police say he grabbed her arms and pushed her down multiple times during a daylong argument.

When Lohan was released from jail on Wednesday, he said he "didn't do anything" and the charges were Major's way of making money.

Meanwhile, his daughter Lindsay Lohan could also return to jail in California after a judge last week ruled she violated probation involving a community service assignment. A November 2 court date was set to decide whether she should be jailed.

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