Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner bombarded by ban brandishing Palestinian flag, who is later arrested

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Too close for comfort! Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner had a scary fan encounter on Wednesday night in New York City.

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The model pals were heading to Gigi Hadid's apartment when a woman in a grey tracksuit rushed up to them, brandishing the Palestinian flag. It is unclear whether she was protesting the stars, trying to promote a message, or simply an overeager fan.

The girls, who were followed closely by a bodyguard, appeared unfazed as they continued walking.

Scary moment as a crazed fan drapes the Palestinian flag across Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner upon arrival at Gigi's apartment in New York.� The fan was arrested by police moments later
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The woman was stopped by policemen and later handcuffed and taken away.

Neither Kendall nor Bella responded to the incident on social media. They were later seen leaving Gigi's apartment and heading to Madison Square Garden where longtime pal ASAP Rocky was performing.

This isn't the first time one of the Hadid sisters has been attacked by a fan. Back in September, Gigi was grabbed by notorious prankster, Vitalii Sediuk, in Milan with Bella by her side. Gigi was lifted by her midsection before she defended herself.

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Gigi Hadid rocked a playfully coordinated blue and orange outfit while out and about in NYC on Wednesday night. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
Kylie Jenner and Tyga stepped out for a romantic dinner date at NYC's Carbone on Tuesday night. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Kimberly Kardashian West kept it kasual (sort of) while out and about in NYC on Tuesday. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner are seen walking in Midtown on Thursday before making their way to Donald Trump's inauguration. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Viola Davis puts on a silly face for a fan outside "Build Series NYC." (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
David Beckham rocks a turtleneck outside the Louis Vuitton show at Paris Mens Fashion Week on Thursday. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
Bella Hadid went full biker mode when she stepped out this week in NYC. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
"DWTS" couple Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Amber Rose packed on the PDA during a New York Knicks game this week. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
Caitlyn Jenner is seen at LAX on Thursday before flying to Washington, DC for Donald Trump's inauguration. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
The Weeknd dined at Carbone with friends in New York City on Tuesday night. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Katie Holmes and daughter Suri Cruise enjoyed a mother-daughter date at a Lakers game on Sunday. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
James Marsden looks dapper during Paris Fashion Week - Menswear. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
Kimberly Kardashian West stepped out in NYC on Monday night while filming "Ocean's Eight." (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
Is that two jackets, Kylie? (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)

Gigi Hadid went for a classic street style look while running errands this week in NYC.

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It's a "High School Musical" reunion! Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale hit up a Lakers game together. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
A+ service! Padma Lakshmi had an umbrella holder while out and about in the rain in NYC on Tuesday night. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Chris Rock and Ben Stiller had a boys night at the Atlanta Hawks Vs. New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on Monday. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
Ivanka Trump kept her shades on in NYC. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
Kendall Jenner paired a Hermes scarf with a reflective gold puffer jacket. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
Lily-Rose Depp arrives at a dinner in Paris. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)
James McAvoy leaving the "Today Show" on Wednesday morning. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
Drew Barrymore arrives at Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Paris on Wednesday. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
Katy Mixon stopped to take a selfie for a fan outside "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Tuesday. (Photo by BG017/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Colton Haynes is seen arriving at Louis Vuitton Fashion Show during Paris Fashion Week - Menswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 on Thursday. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
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"Honestly, I felt I was in danger, and I had every right to react the way I did," Gigi wrote in Lenny Letter. "If anything, I want girls to see the video and know that they have the right to fight back, too, if put in a similar situation."

For more on Gigi's attack, watch the clip below!

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