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Alec Baldwin arrested in New York for bicycling violation - UPDATED

By Daniel S Levine,
UPDATED with Tweets form Baldwin

Actor Alec Baldwin has reportedly been arrested for a bicycling violation in New York City.

The news was first reported by InTouch Weekly, which published pictures of the former 30 Rock actor being handcuffed and lead into a police car. He is wearing biking shorts and a visor in the photo.

TMZ reports that Baldwin was arrested after driving his bike the wrong way on Fifth Avenue. He was riding alone, so his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, was not with him.

One of the reasons for his arrest is possibly because the actor did not have his ID with him at the time.

“We don't have Alec Baldwin in our system yet so we can't comment on whether he was arrested,” New York Police Department Detective Marc Nell told TheWrap. More information will be available soon.

One witness told InTouch that Baldwin was “calm” when he was arrested, but another described him as going “ballistic on the cops, screaming at them.” A source gave TMZ a similar story, saying that he also got a ticket for disorderly conduct.

UPDATED: Baldwin is now going off on Twitter. "Officer Moreno, badge number 23388, arrested me and handcuffed me for going the wrong way on Fifth Ave," he wrote. "Meanwhile, photographers outside my home ONCE AGAIN terrified my daughter and nearly hit her with a camera. The police did nothing."

In a third tweet, he wrote, "New York City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign."

 
 

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