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Alec Baldwin arrested in NYC after bike incident

By Jake Pearson

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 09:01 a.m. HST, May 13, 2014

NEW YORK >> 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.

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Bdpapa wrote:
What a punk! Good actor, but what a jerk!
on May 13,2014 | 08:38AM
cojef wrote:
You bet, thinks he is something special and everyone should cater to him. Phooey, a jerk like you say.
on May 13,2014 | 11:32AM
SueH wrote:
Sounds like he has some serious anger management issues.
on May 13,2014 | 08:55AM
Dimbulb wrote:
Off with his head! His conduct won't be tolerated. Let this be a lesson to others that refuse a policeman's orders.
on May 13,2014 | 08:59AM
t_faman wrote:
What kind of commercial will Capital One make out of this latest episode?
on May 13,2014 | 09:06AM
Jerry_D wrote:
Just stay the hell out of Hawaii. Don't need any more holy-than-thou prima donnas running around here...
on May 13,2014 | 09:58AM
salsacoquibx wrote:
yeah we have the starts of 5-0 for that..book em dano
on May 13,2014 | 12:30PM
AhiPoke wrote:
This guy truly believes he's above the law and all others. If you've ever heard his rant at his daughter you'd be horrified that a father could be so mean.
on May 13,2014 | 11:09AM
cojef wrote:
OOPs, sent for approval for stating, he think he is special and can do as he pleases. Agree with you he is a p_nk and must be reminded every so often. Kudos to the NYPD.
on May 13,2014 | 11:35AM
environmental_lady wrote:
He acts like he's above the law. Still, no fine will deter him as it would be just peanuts.
on May 13,2014 | 12:08PM
salsacoquibx wrote:
Whats dumb here is everyone in NYC goes the wrong way..jaywalks..or what ever..only cause he's a know person, otherwise no big deal
on May 13,2014 | 12:28PM
false wrote:
His excuse, "I'm from England and all you crazy Americans drive on the wrong side of the street". His bike is also a right handed drive.
on May 13,2014 | 02:05PM
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