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The Wire star arrested for battery

Associated Press Associated Press 15/05/2016

Police say actor Wendell Pierce has been arrested at an Atlanta hotel where he was a guest.

Atlanta Police Department spokesman Donald Hannah says in a statement that Pierce was arrested early Saturday morning at the Loews Atlanta Hotel.

New Orleans native Pierce is known for his television roles as Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on The Wire and Antoine Batiste on Treme.

Hannah's statement says the incident was not significant and was treated as "any other arrest." He says Pierce never indicated he was well-known.

Online Fulton County Jail records show Pierce was booked on a charge of simple battery Saturday and released the same day on $1,000 bond.

Hannah says the police will share the incident report once it has been completed. No other details were available.

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