IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

Social media star Cameron Dallas arrested for allegedly punching man in the face

"Unfortunately sometimes in life you find yourself in a situation where you have to protect yourself," Dallas said about his arrest.

Social media star Cameron Dallas spent part of his final weekend of 2018 behind bars after he was arrested for an altercation at a Colorado hotel.

Dallas, 24, was taken into custody Saturday night after he allegedly punched a man in the face and broke his nose, police said in a press release.

Cameron Dallas was arrested following a reported assault in Aspen, Colorado, on Dec. 29, 2018.Aspen Police Department

The internet personality, who has more than 5 million subscribers on YouTube and another 21 million followers on Instagram, confirmed his arrest in a tweet Monday.

"Unfortunately sometimes in life you find yourself in a situation where you have to protect yourself and the people you care about," he wrote on Twitter alongside his mugshot. "Have a safe and happy new year, 2019 is going to be an amazing one."

Police were called to the Hyatt Residence Club Grand Aspen just after 5 a.m. Saturday and found a man "bleeding from injuries to his face," according to the press release. The man told police that he had been assaulted.

Dallas, who was a guest at the hotel, was charged with felony second-degree assault with intent to cause bodily injury. He was taken to the Pitkin County Jail and later released after posting a $5,000 bond.

Dallas rose to fame for his Vine and YouTube videos. He is also the star of the Netflix series "Chasing Cameron," a behind-the-scenes show of his career as a social media star.