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Pics: Alec Baldwin Handcuffed for Reportedly Becoming Belligerent With NYPD


"New York City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity."

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) AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File\n

Movie star and former MSNBC host Alec Baldwin was placed in handcuffs Tuesday morning after he reportedly became belligerent with New York City police officers when they tried to issue him a summons for going the wrong way on his bike.

Baldwin, who is infamous for his public displays of anger, was hailed by a police officer after he was caught riding his bike the wrong way, WNBC-TV reported.

Baldwin reportedly had no ID on him, further complicating the issue. If a law enforcement official in New York City attempts to issue a summons to a person who has no ID, that person is then required to accompany the law enforcement official to a police station.

When the police officer tried to issue Baldwin a summons for riding the wrong way, the actor reportedly grew irate and belligerent.

When he was unable to produce an ID, “he got belligerent and started to argue with the officers,” an NYPD spokeswoman said.

Baldwin was then placed in handcuffs.

"He has been issued a summons for riding the wrong way and a second summons for disorderly conduct.

“He was stopped by officers for riding the wrong way on a street. When the officers asked for ID, he got belligerent because he had none on him,” In Touch Weekly reported. “The officers placed him under arrest for disorderly conduct.”

A representative for Baldwin denied that the actor was actually arrested.

“He was not arrested or charged with a crime,” the representative told In Touch.

Baldwin, who has since been released, took to Twitter after the incident to air his grievances with the NYPD.

"Officer Moreno, badge number 23388, arrested me and handcuffed me for going the wrong way on Fifth Ave," the actor said in a tweet. "Meanwhile, photographers outside my home ONCE AGAIN terrified my daughter and nearly hit her with a camera. The police did nothing."

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

Baldwin's court date has been set for July 24.

A spokesperson for the actor did not immediately respond to TheBlaze's request for comment.

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This post has been updated.

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