The Hollywood Division officials responded to a call at 03.33 (6.33 ET) in the tourist area. The LAPD said a man was in custody and being questioned. The police said a man was in the Beverly Hills Police Department Wednesday morning.
Patricia Cox, a witness, told CNN affiliate KCAL / KCBS that she saw a man "walking on the ground into town" as if it was his business just to rip the floor, "she said. "I thought, this is working."
The KCAL / KCBS video shows tourists taking pictures of the blighted star in front of the Hollywood & Highland Center, a major tourist destination in Hollywood.
CNN has appealed to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for comment.
Trump's star has been a target of vandalism and protests since the change of the reality star to politics. In April 201
6, a Superman imitator on Hollywood Boulevard said he saw visitors making obscene gestures alongside the Star, blemishing them with color and allowing a dog to lighten up on the landmark.
"People often stomp on stars with rage, others step over the star and spit … Last time someone put a sticker over the star," Francisco Javier, another street artist dressed like Superman, said to the star Time.
A street artist built a small wall around Trump's Star in July 2016, and in October of the same year the LAPD arrested a man who claimed he had devastated the star with a sledgehammer and a pickaxe.