Fox Spokesperson: Arrested Anchor Dealing With ‘Serious Personal Issues’

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May 22, 2014 11:22 a.m.

Fox News distanced itself from anchor Gregg Jarrett, who was briefly jailed Wednesday after an incident at a Minneapolis airport bar.

“We were made aware late last night that Gregg Jarrett was arrested in Minneapolis yesterday and charged with a misdemeanor,” a Fox News spokesperson told TVNewser. “He is dealing with serious personal issues at this time. A date at which Gregg might return to air has yet to be determined.”

Police said Jarrett seemed intoxicated and was acting belligerent Wednesday afternoon at a bar in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. He was booked at Hennepin County Jail for allegedly obstructing the legal process and released on bond early Thursday morning.

TVNewser reported earlier this month that Jarrett had requested time off from the network for personal reasons. Fox News’ statement on his arrest leaves his return to the network up in the air.

Image via Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office

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