Faces & names: Baldwin arrested for riding bike wrong way
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 about
10 a.m., 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,” said Sergeant Lee Jones of the New York Police Department.
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.
“New York City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign,” the star tweeted later in the day through the Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter account regarding his arrest.