Scott Olson, a photographer for Getty Images responsible for some of the most striking images to come out of Ferguson, Mo., was arrested Monday afternoon.
Getty released a brief statement Monday night:
Getty Images staff photographer Scott Olson was arrested this afternoon in Ferguson, Missouri, while on assignment documenting the events there. We at Getty Images stand firmly behind our colleague Scott Olson and the right to report from Ferguson. Getty Images is working to secure his release as soon as possible.
We strongly object to his arrest and are committed to ensuring he is able to resume his important work of capturing some of the most iconic images of this news story.
Twitter user @JJMerrif claims to be Olson’s son.