Police say they detained Alec Baldwin in New York City on Tuesday, May 13, after spotting him riding his bicycle the wrong way, adding that he was also cited for disorderly conduct.
Officers discovered the 56-year-old actor did not have ID on him and say he became belligerent with them after he was stopped, a New York Police Department spokesperson told ABC News. Baldwin was issued one summons for the bike offense and a second for disorderly conduct and was released later in the day.
UPDATE: On Tuesday afternoon, Baldwin spoke out about the incident on Twitter.
"[Officer's name] arrested me and handcuffed me for going the wrong way on Fifth Ave," he tweeted.
"Meanwhile, photographers outside my home ONCE AGAIN terrified my daughter and nearly hit her with a camera. The police did nothing," he said, adding: "New York City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign."
In Touch magazine posted paparazzi photos that show the actor in handcuffs, being led by police officers into an NYPD squad car, while a couple of bicycles are seen parked on the sidewalk.
Baldwin, who lives in New York, and his wife are followed by members of the paparazzi regularly and the actor has in the past made headlines for getting involved in confrontations with several of them.
(Pictured above: Paparazzi photograph Alec Baldwin riding a bicycle in New York City after leaving the NYPD station, where he was detained. Credit: Freddie Baez / Startraksphoto.com)