Kiefer Sutherland left his Manhattan apartment late Thursday afternoon to turn himself into police. After arriving at the first precinct in New York City, the actor was then arrested, fingerprinted, photographed, and then charged with a misdemeanor before being released after two hours. Now, RadarOnline.com has new details regarding his time at the police station.
Dressed in blue jeans, a blue Oxford button-down shirt, and an overcoat, the actor arrived with his lawyer. "While the third-degree misdemeanor assault charge is minor, Kiefer still had to go through a booking process inside the precinct house. That's why he was in there for two hours. He was questioned first and then the booking took place," a NYPD source told RadarOnline.com. "While one celebrity website reported that Kiefer was placed in handcuffs inside the precinct, he was not! He was, however, frisked – which is a routine check for weapons, and as stated earlier, he was fingerprinted and had a mugshot taken."
"The fingerprints are sent into the computer system, up to Albany, to make sure there's no match on any outstanding warrants. Obviously, they didn't expect there to be any matches but the NYPD has to do this and treat him as they would any other person."
On Monday evening, Sutherland allegedly headbutted fashion designer Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler at an after party at Submercer. Though many believe Sutherland will only face minor assault charges for the scuffle, Los Angeles authorities may take a tougher stance since he is currently serving a five-year probation term for his second DUI conviction.
The source added, “a date’s been set for his next appearance in June on the matter.”