Olivier Martinez has been named as a suspect in a battery case.

The French actor had flown into LAX airport from Paris, France, with wife Halle Berry, their 14-month-old son Maceo and her six-year-old daughter Nahla on Sunday (04.01.14) when he allegedly got into a scuffle with photographers and pushed an empty car seat at an airport staff member.

The unnamed employee - who was apparently trying to take pictures of the family with a cell phone at the Tom Bradley International Terminal - was taken to hospital complaining of abdominal pains and subsequently filed a police report against the 48-year-old star, TMZ reports.

This isn't the first time Olivier has been involved in a row.

In November 2012, he clashed violently with Halle's former boyfriend Gabriel Aubry - Nahla's father - but the pair reached a mutual decision not to pursue criminal charges for the little girl's sake after the model originally filed for a restraining order against the actor, claiming he had threatened to kill him during the dispute.

The row stemmed from Gabriel blocking Halle from moving to France with their daughter to escape attention from the paparazzi.