This story has been updated.
Actor Alec Baldwin has been released from police custody after his arrest for disorderly conduct on Tuesday morning, the Associated Press reports. His representative has yet to comment.
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Alec Baldwin was arrested on Tuesday in New York City for breaking a city biking ordinance and allegedly becoming unruly with police officers, In Touch Weekly reports. The incident occurred about 10:15 a.m. in the Flatiron District.
The "30 Rock" star, who has been in previous headline-making scrapes because of his temper, was arrested for riding his bike the wrong way down Fifth Avenue and for failing to produce his ID when officers asked for it. Photographers caught the 56-year-old actor being handcuffed by police officers after he supposedly became disorderly with them, according to the New York Daily News.
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To see more photos of Baldwin’s arrest, go to In Touch.
"The officers approached him and told him that he was riding the wrong way on the street and asked him for ID," a New York Police Department spokesman told the Daily News. "But he didn't have any ID on him. He then began to act belligerent to police."
Baldwin was taken away in a squad car and was issued summonses for breaking a city bike law and for disorderly conduct. He's scheduled to appear in Manhattan Criminal Court on the disorderly conduct summons July 24.
Witness accounts of Baldwin’s arrest varied, with one telling In Touch the actor was “calm.” Another observer said he “went ballistic” and screamed at the arresting officers.
New York City law requires bicyclists to ride in the same direction as traffic. Biking against traffic is one of the leading causes of bicycle crashes, according to the city's Department of Transportation.
Police officers can arrest someone under the city's "identify laws" for failing to present them with a valid form of identification. Such laws are on the books in two dozen states, including New York.
The laws require anyone who is asked to identify themselves to police officers to do it. The Atlantic said in an article published earlier this year that identify laws have similar roots to New York’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy, which primarily targeted African-Americans and Hispanics for engaging in supposedly suspicious behavior and peaked in 2011 under former mayor Mike Bloomberg and then-commissioner Ray Kelly. The city's current mayor, Bill DeBlasio, successfully campaigned on ending the practice.
Baldwin's temper has previously landed him in hot water. Most recently, the actor came under fire in April for lashing out on Twitter at Mitt Romney’s former aide Garrett Jackson. The actor reportedly made homophobic remarks toward Jackson. He deleted the tweets shortly afterward.