Gregg Jarrett, Fox News Co-Anchor, Arrested at Minneapolis Airport Bar

Thursday, 22 May 2014 01:39 PM

By Morgan Chilson

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Fox News co-anchor Gregg Jarrett was arrested Wednesday at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport after allegedly getting into a drunken altercation at a bar in one of the terminals.

Police responded to a call about an intoxicated patron at the airport bar Wednesday afternoon, Mediaite reported. When police arrived and found Jarrett, he reportedly refused to do what officers asked.

Police said the Fox News weekend host was "belligerent" and "non-cooperative," according to TMZ. The 59-year-old was ultimately arrested on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing the legal process. He posted a $300 bail early Thursday morning, the gossip site reported.

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Just last week, Fox News announced that Jarrett had requested some personal time off, but the network did not cite specific reasons for the decision, according to

Fox then issued a statement this week after learning about the arrest, saying Jarrett "is dealing with serious personal issues at this time. A date at which Gregg might return to air has yet to be determined."

A copy of Jarrett's mugshot, which shows the normally clean-cut host with a gray beard, quickly made the rounds on social media.

Many social media users speculated that Jarrett might have a problem with alcohol or drugs, citing that as the possible reason he requested time off. But others pointed out that there are no facts to back that supposition up.

"Though, what I find disgusting is that everyone is coming up with drugs or alcohol or whatever with no real facts to back it up. It could be something personal at home, that he doesn't want to make public, or he could have a personal health issue unrelated to drugs/alcohol and be really sick," one person commented on

Similar rumors surfaced in April, when Jarrett appeared to slur his words during a Fox News segment.

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