Alec Baldwin 'arrested after riding bike the wrong way'

Hollywood star Alec Baldwin was arrested in New York after allegedly riding his bike the wrong way down a Manhattan street and arguing with police who tried to ticket him, NBC 4 New York has reported.

In Touch Weekly magazine tweeted the following picture from the scene.

Baldwin is believed to have been stopped by police on East Side street this morning and is said to have got angry when he was summoned to arrest after failing to show his ID.

Police say the actor has now been released, the Associated Press reports.