Alec Baldwin arrested in NYC after bike flap
by Jake Pearson, Associated Press
May 13, 2014 02:00 PM | 1129 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This April 10, 2014 file photo shows actor Alec Baldwin at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival's Opening Night Gala in Los Angeles. Police in New York City say actor Alec Baldwin has been arrested for riding a bike the wrong way on the street and acting belligerently toward the arresting officers. Police say the “30 Rock” star was taken into custody Tuesday, May 13, 2014. They say two officers noticed him riding his bicycle the wrong way on 16th Street near Fifth Avenue near Union Square Park. They say the notoriously hot-headed actor was asked to show identification. That’s when they say he acted belligerently toward the officers and was arrested. He’s since been released. (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)
This April 10, 2014 file photo shows actor Alec Baldwin at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival's Opening Night Gala in Los Angeles. Police in New York City say actor Alec Baldwin has been arrested for riding a bike the wrong way on the street and acting belligerently toward the arresting officers. Police say the “30 Rock” star was taken into custody Tuesday, May 13, 2014. They say two officers noticed him riding his bicycle the wrong way on 16th Street near Fifth Avenue near Union Square Park. They say the notoriously hot-headed actor was asked to show identification. That’s when they say he acted belligerently toward the officers and was arrested. He’s since been released. (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)
slideshow
In this Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 file photo, actor Alec Baldwin leaves criminal court in New York. Police in New York City say actor Alec Baldwin has been arrested for riding a bike the wrong way on the street and acting belligerently toward the arresting officers. Police say the “30 Rock” star was taken into custody Tuesday, May 13, 2014. They say two officers noticed him riding his bicycle the wrong way on 16th Street near Fifth Avenue near Union Square Park. They say the notoriously hot-headed actor was asked to show identification. That’s when they say he acted belligerently toward the officers and was arrested. He’s since been released. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
In this Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 file photo, actor Alec Baldwin leaves criminal court in New York. Police in New York City say actor Alec Baldwin has been arrested for riding a bike the wrong way on the street and acting belligerently toward the arresting officers. Police say the “30 Rock” star was taken into custody Tuesday, May 13, 2014. They say two officers noticed him riding his bicycle the wrong way on 16th Street near Fifth Avenue near Union Square Park. They say the notoriously hot-headed actor was asked to show identification. That’s when they say he acted belligerently toward the officers and was arrested. He’s since been released. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
slideshow

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin was arrested and issued two summonses after allegedly acting belligerently toward two officers who had stopped him for riding his bicycle the wrong way down a New York City street, police said Tuesday.

The "30 Rock" star was riding his bike the wrong way at 16th Street and Fifth Avenue near Union Square Park in Manhattan when he was stopped at about 10:15 a.m. and asked to show identification, they said.

That's when Baldwin, 56, refused to show his ID and acted belligerently, prompting the officers to handcuff him and take him, and his bicycle, to a nearby precinct, they said.

Baldwin was issued two summonses — for riding a bike the wrong way down a street and for disorderly conduct — and was then released, police said.

He is scheduled to appear in Manhattan Criminal Court on the disorderly conduct summons July 24.

A representative for Baldwin didn't immediately return a request for comment. But from his verified Twitter account, Baldwin said he'd been handcuffed for riding the wrong way on Fifth Avenue and posted the last name and badge number of the arresting officer.

He also tweeted that photographers outside his home terrified his daughter and disparaged New York City, calling it "a mismanaged carnival of stupidity."

The Oscar- and Tony-nominated-actor is known for his incendiary temper, most notably exposed when a voice mail of him berating his now-teenage daughter, Ireland Baldwin, came to light in 2007. He later said the message horrified him.

He was kicked off a plane in 2011 after refusing to stop playing a cellphone game, and he's gotten into confrontations with news photographers.

His personal life also was splashed into public last fall when he and his wife testified against a Canadian actress accused of stalking him. The actress, Genevieve Sabourin, was convicted after a Manhattan trial that delved into what she said was a steamy date and years of the actor stringing her along romantically. He said it was simply a professional dinner that degenerated into her harassing him.

In February, Baldwin wrote a New York magazine cover story decrying the constant tabloid coverage of his comings-and-goings in New York City, saying he "probably" needs to move out of the city and suggested he may soon be calling Los Angeles home.



Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



Comments
(0)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet
*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, and spam will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides