Martin Scorsese's nephew arrested on trespassing charges

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The nephew of Oscar-winning movie director Martin Scorsese has been arrested after he tried to enter a home in Staten Island by cutting through the screen door with a knife, New York City police say.

Frank Scorsese, of Staten Island, was arraigned on Saturday on charges including criminal trespass and criminal possession of a weapon.

Film director Martin Scorsese unveils a English Heritage blue plaque to film makers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger at Dorset House in London.
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He was ordered held on 20,000 US dollars bail. It is unclear if he has a lawyer who can comment on his behalf.

A criminal complaint said the director's 41-year-old nephew was caught on video ripping the screen door off the West Brighton home on Friday night and kicking the inner door.

Police say he fled the scene when he was confronted by the homeowner.