- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fox News Channel anchor Gregg Jarrett was arrested at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly refusing to cooperate with police.

An airport spokesman said police described by Mr. Jarrett, 59, as acting belligerent, refusing to follow orders and possibly intoxicated.

Mr. Jarrett was arrested at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Northern Lights Grill in the main terminal. He was taken to the Hennepin County Jail and booked on one count of obstructing the legal process or interfering with a police officer, according to authorities.

The jail’s website shows he posted $300 bond and was released early Thursday. He is scheduled to appear in court June 6.

Fox News said that Mr. Jarrett, who had taken a leave of absence from his job, was “dealing with serious personal issues.”

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

Mr. Jarrett hasn’t been on the air since mid-April. Fox News told Media Bistro earlier this month that he had asked for time off for personal reasons.

A bio on the network’s website says Mr. Jarrett joined Fox in 2002 and is co-anchor of Fox News Channel’s America’s News HQ, on weekends. He is based in New York and has covered a variety of stories, including the George Zimmerman murder trial, the crash of Asiana Flight 214 and the inauguration of Pope Francis.

Before joining Fox, Mr. Jarrett was an anchor and correspondent for MSNBC and had worked for Court TV. He has a law degree.

This article is based in part on wire service reports.

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