He was charged earlier this year in Suffolk with making a threatening phone call to his then-girlfriend, Erin Muller, and threatening to kill her and himself if she ended their relationship, a charge he denied.
He was released from prison in 2007 after serving time for attempted assault and driving while intoxicated.
Dina Lohan, his ex-wife and Lindsay's mother, had a restraining order against him dating back to 2005.
His actress daughter has been estranged from him for several years.
It was not clear Monday night whether Michael Lohan remained in custody after his arrest.