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Alec Baldwin arrested in New York for riding bike in wrong direction

Published on May 14, 2014 1:03 AM
 
Actor Alec Baldwin was arrested in New York on Tuesday for riding his bicycle in the wrong direction on a one-way street and acting "in a violent, threatening manner" toward police officers, officials said. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Actor Alec Baldwin was arrested in New York on Tuesday for riding his bicycle in the wrong direction on a one-way street and acting "in a violent, threatening manner" toward police officers, officials said.

The Emmy-award winning actor was taken into custody by two officers who spotted him riding his bike against traffic in lower Manhattan around 10 am, police said. He was issued two summonses, one for the bicycle violation and another for disorderly conduct.

"He was acting in a violent, threatening manner towards the police officers," Sergeant Lee Jones of the New York Police Department told Reuters.

Baldwin, who portrayed Jack Donaghy in the hit TV comedy "30 Rock," was taken to the 13th Precinct for processing and was released by late morning, said an NYPD spokeswoman.

 
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