Update: More info regarding Bruce Miller, arrest, release

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49ers fullback Bruce Mille (AP Photo)

CORRECTION: A photo of Colin Kaepernick was originally placed on this post and shared on Twitter. It has been replaced by a photo of Bruce Miller.

The 49ers released tight end Bruce Miller Monday hours after he was arrested on charges stemming from an incident at a Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel.

Miller allegedly punched a 70-year-old man and his son, according to a statement issued by the San Francisco Police Department, both of whom were transported to a local hospital for injuries.

The five-year veteran was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, elder abuse, threats and battery and booked into the San Francisco County Jail, where police said he was cooperative in the investigation.

The 49ers initially responded with a statement that said: “The 49ers organization is aware of the media report regarding Bruce Miller. We are gathering relevant facts of this matter and will continue to monitor the situation.”

An hour later, the 49ers issued a press release which announced “The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have released Bruce Miller.”

According to the police statement, police responded to call of a report of an intoxicated person, later identified as Miller.

Miller was allegedly attempting to enter a hotel room that was not his which was occupied by a 70-year-old man and his 66-year-old wife. The son, who was a neighboring guest, informed Miller he was in the wrong room when Miller “charged at him, starting a physical altercation.”

The father was injured when he came to the son’s defense according to the statement.

Police located Miller across the street a different hotel after he had fled the scene.

The story was initially reported by KTVU.

In 2015, Miller pleaded no-contest to a misdemeanor disturbing the peace after an argument with his girlfriend. He attended a 16-week domestic counseling course.

Miller, 29, played in 77 games for the 49ers with 47 starts at fullback after being a seventh-round draft pick out of Central Florida, where he played defensive end.

Switching to tight end because coach Chip Kelly’s offense does not include a fullback, Miller had made the 53-man roster.

The 49ers could promote Je’Ron Hamm, who was signed to the practice squad Sunday, although there are already three tight ends on roster with Miller’s release: Vance McDonald Garrett Celek and Blake Bell.

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