FOX News anchor released from jail after MSP arrest

MINNEAPOLIS - A national news anchor was released from jail after being arrested at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Wednesday afternoon.

FOX News Channel anchor Gregg Jarrett was released from Hennepin County jail shortly after 1:30 a.m. Thursday. He was charged with interfering with a peace officer, which is a misdemeanor.

Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan says police were called to Northern Lights Grill in Terminal One. When they arrived they say Jarrett appeared to be drunk and would not obey orders.

A FOX News spokewoman who the network would not identify says Jarrett is dealing with "personal issues" in a statement released late Thursday morning:

"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."

Online records show Jarrett has a court appearance scheduled for June 6. Jarrett posted a $300 bail.


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