May 13, 2014 4:45 pm

Alec Baldwin tweets anger after arrest in New York

WATCH: Actor Alec Baldwin returns home after being arrested in New York

TORONTO — Actor Alec Baldwin took to Twitter on Tuesday to vent his anger after he was arrested in New York City.

The 56-year-old was stopped by NYPD for allegedly riding his bicycle the wrong way on Fifth Avenue near E. 16th Street at around 10:15 a.m.

An NYPD spokesperson said Baldwin allegedly became “belligerent” when two female officers asked him to produce identification.

Baldwin was placed under arrest. He was released a short time later after being issued summons for disorderly conduct and riding his bicycle against traffic.

In a series of tweets, Baldwin raged: “New York City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign.”

He also tweeted: “Officer Moreno, badge number 23388, arrested me and handcuffed me for going the wrong way on Fifth Ave.”

According to the New York Post, the officer’s surname is not Moreno.

“Meanwhile,” Baldwin added, “photographers outside my home ONCE AGAIN terrified my daughter and nearly hit her with a camera. The police did nothing.”

Photos of the handcuffed star being placed in the back of an NYPD cruiser were obtained by InTouch and posted online.


Baldwin could face up to 15 days in jail and fines of up to $500. He is due in court July 24.

In 2011, Baldwin was removed from an American Airlines flight in Los Angeles for allegedly becoming belligerent when a flight attendant asked him to put away his mobile device. He later apologized for the incident.

The star has also had several run-ins with photographers, including one last year in which he was accused of uttering a gay slur.

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