Fox anchor Gregg Jarrett jailed briefly after incident in MSP airport bar

  • Article by: JOY POWELL and PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 22, 2014 - 10:16 AM
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Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett, said by the network to be having “serious personal issues,” has been charged with a misdemeanor following his arrest in a bar at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Jarrett, 59, is charged in Hennepin County District Court with a misdemeanor, obstructing the legal process, interfering with a police officer and has an arraignment scheduled in an Edina courtroom for June 6.

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Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett was jailed Wednesday after being arrested in a bar at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.

Jarrett, who is a weekend co-anchor on the FOX News Channel, was arrested about 12:30 p.m. at Northern Lights Grill in the main terminal, said Patrick Hogan, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Airports Commission.

Jarrett was released from custody shortly after 1:30 a.m. Thursday after a $300 bond was posted, according to Hennepin County Sheriff's Office records. The records show he's due in court on June 6.

Police had been called about an intoxicated man at the grill. Officers reported Jarrett refused to follow orders and was arrested for obstruction of the legal process and taken to jail.

Airport police were finishing up their reports on Wednesday, and further information on the incident will be released once those reports are complete, Hogan said.

Jarrett, 59, recently covered the murder trial of George Zimmerman and the crash of Asiana Flight 214 at the San Francisco Airport.

JOY POWELL

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