U.S. reality Tv star Mike 'the Situation' Sorrentino has been charged with assault following an alleged altercation at a tanning salon.

The former Jersey Shore castmember was arrested on Tuesday (17Jun14) at his family-owned Boca salon in New Jersey following reports of a fight.

Sorrentino, 31, was detained and charged with simple assault. He was later released on a $500 (£313) bail bond.

Police spokesman Detective Lieutenant Stephen Dollinger tells the Los Angeles Times, "At approximately 2:10 p.m, our officers responded to a 911 call at the Boca tanning salon in reference to a fight in progress. Upon arrival, the officers arrested Mike Sorrentino for simple assault. He was processed and released after posting $500 bail."

A court hearing had yet to be scheduled as Wenn went to press.