Brazilian guitarist Rafael Moreira, who has worked with Pink, Christina Aguilera and Marc Anthony, has been arrested for allegedly attacking a music student with a guitar.

Moreira was taken into custody on Monday (06FEB06) on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after the alleged incident at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, where the guitarist is a teacher.

His lawyer ROBERT HALE says, "From what I've been able to determine, he crossed the line and Rafael was just simply protecting himself."

Moreira was released on bail yesterday (07FEB06).