Fox News anchor charged after airport arrest

MINNEAPOLIS -- Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett has been charged with a misdemeanor following his arrest at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for allegedly refusing to cooperate with police.

Authorities say the 59-year-old network anchor was arrested about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Northern Lights Grill in the main terminal.

Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan says officers reported Jarrett seemed intoxicated, acted belligerently and refused to follow orders.

He was booked into the Hennepin County Jail and charged Wednesday with one count of obstructing the legal process/interfering with a peace officer.

The jail's website shows he posted $300 bond and was released at 1:38 a.m. today (Thursday).

NBC affiliate/Gannet station KARE received the following from FOX News:

"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."

According to the Hennepin County Jail website, Jarrett has a court appearance scheduled for 8:15 a.m. June 6 at the Southdale Courthouse on York Avenue South in Edina..

Court records don't list a defense attorney. Fox News issued a statement saying Jarrett is "dealing with serious personal issues" and it's undetermined when he'll return to air.


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