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06 December 2023

Actor Rip Torn arrested armed and intoxicated

Emmy award winning actor Rip Torn. (SUPPLIED)

By Reuters

Emmy award winning actor Rip Torn, who has had a recurring role in the NBC hit 30 Rock, has been arrested after police found him intoxicated and armed inside a Connecticut bank at the weekend.

Torn, 78, was being held on $100,000 (Dh367,310) bond after state police responded to an alarm at the Litchfield Bank in Salisbury, the Connecticut town where the actor lives, and found him inside the closed bank "with a loaded revolver" and "highly intoxicated", according to a police report issued.

He was charged with burglary, criminal trespass and criminal mischief and weapons charges.

Torn, who won an Emmy for The Larry Sanders Show in 1992, has most recently appeared in several episodes of 30 Rock as network head Don Geiss. He starred in the hit film Men in Black and its sequel, as well as scores of other films and television shows.

He was nominated for an Oscar for Cross Creek in 1983, two years before his wife, Geraldine Page, won the Best Actress Oscar.

Torn has been arrested several times in recent years for drunken driving and received a fine, licence suspension or probation.


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