NEW YORK – Actor Alec Baldwin was arrested and was 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 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.
From his verified Twitter account, Baldwin said he had been handcuffed for riding the wrong way on Fifth Avenue and posted the last name and badge number of the arresting officer.
– Associated Press