Lindsay Lohan 'assaulted at Manhattan hotel' punched and choked

Lindsay Lohan 'assaulted at Manhattan hotel' punched and choked
Lindsay Lohan 'assaulted at Manhattan hotel' punched and choked

Lindsay Lohan was assaulted in her New York City hotel room early Sunday morning, according to reports.

A police source tells local NBC 4 News the 26-year-old actress was involved in an argument with a 25-year-old man she met at a nightclub before bringing him back to her room, where a group of friends was present.

An argument between the pair is believed to have stemmed over photos the man took of the actress on his mobile phone while at the W Hotel in Manhattan''s Greenwich Village.

According to NBCNewYork.com, Lohan met the unnamed male at Manhattan''s popular 1OAK nightclub in the city''s Chelsea neighbourhood.

She is said to have later taken the man to her room on the 15th floor of the nearby W Hotel.

Police sources tell the website ''Lohan took the man''s cell phone from him and then he punched her'' after the alleged photo incident.

The actress ''also told detectives he choked her'', according to the website.

Lohan is said to have pulled the fire alarm at the hotel and fled from her room following the scuffle.

The male, who has yet to be identified, was being held at Manhattan''s 13th precinct awaiting charges at press time, NBC reports.

The alleged incident comes less than a week after Lohan was rushed to hospital after suffering from a bad lung infection.

According to TMZ, Lohan had suffered with a case of ''walking pneumonia'' but her condition apparently deteriorated, causing her to seek medical attention.

The actress was reportedly taken to the emergency room at Mount Sinai Hospital where she received treatment, including antibiotics.

She was discharged shortly afterwards and is said to be recovering.

The health scare comes as yet more drama for the former Mean Girls star, who was arrested earlier this month after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident after clipping a pedestrian with her car in New York.

According to TMZ, Lohan was pulling in at low speed to park her Porsche Cayenne near the Dream Hotel when she allegedly hit the knee of an unnamed man in his 30s on September 19.

Night out: Lohan allegedly met the unnamed male accused of assaulting her at Manhattan''s popular 1OAK nightclub

Night out: Lohan allegedly met the unnamed male accused of assaulting her at Manhattan''s popular 1OAK nightclub

Behind closed doors: The venue lies cleverly behind wood panels in Manhattan''s Chelsea neighbourhood

Behind closed doors: The venue lies cleverly behind wood panels in Manhattan''s Chelsea neighbourhood

The actress was booked for the misdemeanour offence of leaving the scene of an accident and released with a desk appearance ticket, meaning she did not have to pay bail before release.

The alleged victim was not knocked down by the vehicle and had no visible injuries, but was still taken to hospital.

Though the offense is a misdemeanour, it could trigger a probation violation in the actress'' jewellery theft case as one of the conditions of probation is that she obeys all laws.