Fox News Anchor Arrested After Bar Incident

May 22, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Updated at 8:45 a.m., PT, on May 22, 2014, to add comment from Fox News.

An anchor for Fox News Channel was reportedly arrested Wednesday after an incident in a bar. The Star Tribune reports that FNC's Gregg Jarrett was jailed following the incident that took place around noon at a bar in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.

Jarrett, 59, was arrested at Northern Lights Grill in the airport’s main terminal, the story notes.

“Police had been called about an intoxicated man at the grill. Officers reported Jarrett refused to follow orders and was arrested for obstruction of the legal process and taken to jail," the story reports.

TMZ.com reports that police described Jarrett as "belligerent" and "non-cooperative." The website notes that he was arrested on a misdemeanor and was released at about 1 a.m. today, Thursday, after posting $300 bail.

TheWrap.com notes that Jarrett recently asked for time off from work. "On May 14, it was reported that Jarrett had requested time off from Fox News Channel for personal reasons," the website reports. "He had been co-anchoring the weekend show 'America's News HQ,' as well as filling in during the week on various programs."

A Fox News spokesperson emailed TVWeek this statement: "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."

Jarrett is due in court June 6, according to the Star Tribune.

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