‘The Wire’ actor arrested in Atlanta for allegedly attacking Bernie Sanders supporter

Wendell Pierce is out on bail

Actor Wendell Pierce, best known for playing Detective William ‘Bunk’ Moreland on The Wire, has been arrested in Atlanta.

Pierce was arrested on Saturday (May 14) on a charge of simple battery following an incident at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. News of the arrest was confirmed by Atlanta Police Department spokesman Donald Hannah.

Hannah clarified that the arrest was not significant and was treated as “any other arrest.” Fulton County Jail records show Pierce was released on the day of his arrest on $1,000 (£700) bail.

In TMZ‘s report of the arrest it is claimed that Pearce was involved in a physical altercation with two people at the hotel following a political debate.

Hillary Clinton fan Pearce is reported to have clashed with the Bernie Sanders-supporting couple, allegedly pushing a man and hitting a woman after becoming upset.