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Fox News Anchor Arrested at Minnesota Airport


Reportedly requested time off for "personal reasons."


ST. PAUL, Minn. (TheBlaze/AP) -- An official says Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett was arrested at a Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport bar for refusing to cooperate with airport police who were called to the scene.


Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan says Jarrett was taken into custody at around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Northern Lights Grill in the main terminal. He says the officers reported that Jarrett seemed intoxicated, acted belligerent and refused to follow orders.

The 59-year-old Jarrett was booked into Hennepin County Jail on a preliminary charge of obstructing the legal process by interfering with a peace officer. His bond was set at $300.

Jarrett recently requested time off from Fox News for “personal reasons,” according to TV Newser.

A court appearance hadn't been scheduled, and it wasn't clear late Wednesday whether he had been released.


A Fox News spokesperson confirmed the news in a statement to TheBlaze and said a timetable for Jarrett's return is not set:

"We were made aware late last night that Gregg Jarrett was arrested in Minneapolis yesterday and charged with a misdemeanor. He is dealing with serious personal issues at this time. A date at which Gregg might return to air has yet to be determined."

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