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Fox News Anchor Arrested at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

Accused of being drunk, belligerent and combative with police, Gregg Jarrett posted a $300 bond on Thursday.

Gregg Jarrett in his booking mug and on camera for Fox News.
Gregg Jarrett in his booking mug and on camera for Fox News.

A Fox News anchor arrested at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for being drunk and belligerent has been on leave, according to the network, to deal with "serious personal issues."

Gregg Jarrett, 59, a weekend co-anchor on the Fox News Channel, was charged Wednesday with a obstructing the legal process and interfering with a police officer. Police said he was "combative" when officers approached him.

Jarrett has been off the air since mid-April, according to Fox News, when he appeared on camera slurring his words during a panel discussion.

He was arrested about 12:40 p.m. Wednesday at Northern Lights Grill in the main terminal, airport spokesman Patrick Hogan told news reporters. Jarrett, of Larchmont, NY, posted a $300 bond at 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

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He's due in Hennepin County District Court on June 6.

Fox released a statement: "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 for which Gregg might return to air has yet to be determined.”

» via the Star Tribune

Janaye M Lawson May 23, 2014 at 08:41 AM
Gregg I wish you well, and you can do it, it has to be for YOU, but if you have family, think of them... BTW, I don't care where you work, frigging idiot reporters seem to have a problem with it though.... Good Luck, sending Prayers...from VA
amy farland May 23, 2014 at 10:55 AM
FOX said he had personal problems. They opened the door. Gabebentin was found in his pocket suggesting that drinking is not the only medical issue he is facing.
bg robbins May 23, 2014 at 10:59 AM
He's a celebrity?? .....He seems like a puffed up little man who reads a distorted version of the news and opinions of his employer off a teleprompter ......A guy who can't hold his peace and drinks too much.
Todd Laumer May 23, 2014 at 12:12 PM
Karma' a bitch...Faux News talking head would be spewing the facts of this case 10 times a day if this was any of the MSNBC talking heads. Feel for the guy, not the hypocrites on the "Right".

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