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10/07/2015 12:38 EDT | Updated 10/07/2016 01:12 EDT

Actor Randy Quaid detained in Montreal pending an IRB hearing on Thursday

MONTREAL — American actor Randy Quaid has been arrested again and is scheduled to appear before the Immigration and Refugee Board in Montreal on Thursday.

The circumstances behind the arrest — his second in Montreal this year — are unclear, but his wife tweeted late Tuesday that her husband had been detained.

Immigration and Refugee Board spokesman Robert Gervais confirmed that Quaid will have a detention review hearing before a commissioner on Thursday afternoon.

A Canada Border Services Agency spokeswoman was unable to provide any further details.

Quaid and his Canadian wife fled north of the border in 2010, saying they were the victims of persecution.

The couple have sought to stay in Canada and have said they were being hunted by "Hollywood star-whackers," but their arrival in this country came as they faced a number of legal problems in the United States.

Quaid has been living in Montreal since January 2013 and was released after his most recent arrest. He had to post $10,000 bail and respect a host of other conditions that included checking in with border-agency officials every two weeks.

After arriving in Canada in 2010, the Quaids lived in Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa before moving to Montreal.

The actor's bid for permanent residency in Canada was denied in late 2012.

 

The Canadian Press