R&B singer Mario was arrested early this morning in Baltimore for allegedly attacking his mother.


According to police, Mario’s mother Shawntia Hardaway — a former heroin addict — told cops Mario had been “throwing and damaging property” … and pushed her around with his hands and forearms.

Cops say they found several broken items inside the apartment — including a broken china cabinet, a busted mirror and a hole in the closet door.

Mario’s mother also told police the 24-year-old singer had attacked her earlier in the week — in which he pushed her “eight feet into a living room wall, where Ms. Hardaway hit her head on the wall.”

Mario — real name Mario Dewar Bennett — was eventually arrested this morning for 2nd degree assault. He released on $50,000 bond.

In 2007, Mario appeared in the MTV special “I Won’t Love You to Death: The Story of Mario and His Mom,” which dealt with his mother’s heroin addiction.

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