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 on a simple battery charge, according to NBC News.
New Orleans native Pierce is known for his television roles as Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on "The Wire" and Antoine Batiste on "Treme."
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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.